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Treasures from Barefoot Books

Posted by Sherry on 4/24/2017 in Around the World, Kenya, Korea, Spain |

Barefoot Books, a publisher and bookseller dedicated to producing inclusive and diverse books, sent me a selection of lovely books that I can’t wait to write about. Their website says, “At Barefoot Books, our mission is to share stories, connect families and inspire children.” I’m impressed with the quality and diversity of the books I […]

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The Princess and the Beggar by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Posted by Sherry on 2/18/2017 in Around the World, General, Korea |

The Princess and the Beggar: A Korean Folktale adapted and illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien. The Princess and the Beggar is sort of a Korean version of Beauty and the Beast. The Weeping Princess marries Pabo Ondal, the fool of the forest. As they live together and learn each other’s way, the marriage transforms both […]

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K-Drama Update, Summer 2015

Posted by Sherry on 7/13/2015 in General, K-Drama, Korea, Television |

So, here are the Korean drama series (K-dramas)that I’ve watched so far. Links are to full reviews. Full House. Romantic comedy with an implausible premise but irresistible characters and romantic scenes. Queen Inhyun’s Man, aka The Queen and I. This one is an historical/time travel romance. A modern actress falls for a medieval (late 1600′s) […]

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She Is Mine by Stephanie Fast

Posted by Sherry on 5/26/2015 in Around the World, Christian Life, Conversion stories, General, Korea |

“Stephanie Fast is the name she was given in America. She does not know her original name, birth date, or place of birth, other than that she is Korean. Because she is biracial, Stephanie Fast was abandoned, left in a strange place to fend for herself, likely to die of starvation, disease—or worse. Stephanie has […]

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North Korea in Books

North Korea is notoriously the most closed society and country in the world. I couldn’t take a trip there even if I wanted to or had the money to go.However, reading these books about North Korea and North Korean defectors made me want to know more —and inspired me to pray for those who are […]

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More K-Drama Recommendations

Posted by Sherry on 3/16/2014 in General, Korea, Television |

Julie at Happy Catholic: When a Man Loves. Julie’s friend Renee says, “The main character, Han Tae Sang, is a thug for a loan shark who turns his life around. The show is full of great Catholic themes like mercy, forgiveness, and redemption.” The Headmistress at The Common Room recommends You Who Came from the […]

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K-Drama Update

Posted by Sherry on 9/24/2013 in General, Korea, Television |

So, here are the Korean drama series (K-dramas)that I’ve watched so far. Links are to full reviews. IRIS (1) Spies, and traitors, and tragedy, and violence. Full House. Romantic comedy with an implausible premise but irresistible characters and romantic scenes. Queen Inhyun’s Man, aka The Queen and I. This one is an historical/time travel romance. […]

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The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong

Posted by Sherry on 8/26/2013 in Around the World, General, Korea, Picture Book Preschool |

Picture Book Around the World: Reading Through Korea I’m working hard on my Picture Book Around the World sequel to Picture Book Preschool, my preschool read aloud curriculum for homeschooling your preschooler or kindergartner. This week at Semicolon, we’re going to continue to visit Korea through the medium of a treasure trove of picture books […]

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My Cat Copies Me by Yoon-duck Kwon

Posted by Sherry on 8/22/2013 in General, Korea, Picture Book Preschool |

Picture Book Around the World: Reading Through Korea I’m working hard on my Picture Book Around the World sequel to Picture Book Preschool, my preschool read aloud curriculum for homeschooling your preschooler or kindergartner. This week at Semicolon, we’re continuing to visit Korea through the medium of a treasure trove of picture books featuring that […]

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Poetry Friday: Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park

Picture Book Around the World: Reading Through Korea I’m working hard on my Picture Book Around the World sequel to Picture Book Preschool, my preschool read aloud curriculum for homeschooling your preschooler or kindergartner. This week at Semicolon, we’re going to continue to visit Korea through the medium of a treasure trove of picture books […]

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