Home > News > Bestselling children’s book to be read worldwide
4:25 | 30/04/2012 | 93

Bestselling children’s book to be read worldwide

"leafie, a hen into the wild", the bestselling children's novel by author hwang sun mi, will be translated into english and published in the united states. The film.

Bestselling children's book to be read worldwide

Korean children’s novel “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“(left) was made into an animated film(right) in 2011 (photos: Newswire).

Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“, the bestselling children’s novel by author Hwang Sun-mi, will be translated into English and published in the United States. The translated edition will be published by leading American publishing company Penguin Classics, according to an announcement from copyright licensing agency KL Management on February 12.

“While the novel was marketed in Korea for younger children, the target audience for international editions will include older children and even adults”, said KL Management, which also oversaw sales of publishing rights for author Shin Kyung-sook’s Please Look After Mom. “Penguin Classics has plans for distribution not only in the United States but also in markets throughout the wider English-speaking world”.

Only a day after the deal was reached with Penguin Classics, on February 13, Italian publishing house Bompiani also signed a contract for publication rights to Leafie. As of February 15, the publishing rights for the novel have been sold to publishing companies in nine different countries, including France, Poland, Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Bestselling children's book to be read worldwide

The animated film adaption of “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild” was introduced at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011 (photo: Newswire).

Leafie, which recounts the adventures of a mother hen who tries to escape the coop with her duckling son, sold more than 1 million copies upon its 2000 release in Korea. In 2011, an animated film adaptation of the novel, produced by Myung Films, drew more than 2 million viewers, becoming Korea’s highest-grossing animated film.

The film was also introduced at the 64th Cannes Film Festival and went on to win best family film at the 2011 Sitges Film Festival in Spain as well as the award for best animated feature film at the Fifth Asia-Pacific Screen Awards held in Australia in November.

The novel also garnered recognition overseas, being designated the best book of spring 2012 by Granice.pl, a renowned online literary organization in Poland. Leafie was published in Poland last month and is the first Korean book to receive a literary award in Poland.

By Kwon Jungyun
Korea.net Staff Writer

“Roaring Currents” Still Draws Herds of Moviegoers

“Roaring Currents” Still Draws Herds of Moviegoers

Korean children’s novel “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“(left) was made into an animated film(right) in 2011 (photos: Newswire). “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“, the bestselling children’s novel by author Hwang Sun-mi, will be translated into English and published in the United States. The translated edition will be published by leading American publishing company […]

“It’s Okay, It’s Love” Script to be Published as a Book, to Include Extra…

“It’s Okay, It’s Love” Script to be Published as a Book, to Include Extra…

Korean children’s novel “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“(left) was made into an animated film(right) in 2011 (photos: Newswire). “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“, the bestselling children’s novel by author Hwang Sun-mi, will be translated into English and published in the United States. The translated edition will be published by leading American publishing company […]

Film Review: Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won’s ‘My Palpitating Life’

Film Review: Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won’s ‘My Palpitating Life’

Korean children’s novel “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“(left) was made into an animated film(right) in 2011 (photos: Newswire). “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“, the bestselling children’s novel by author Hwang Sun-mi, will be translated into English and published in the United States. The translated edition will be published by leading American publishing company […]

Producers Of 'The Face Reader' File Lawsuit Against 'The King's Face' Drama

Producers Of 'The Face Reader' File Lawsuit Against 'The King's Face' Drama

Korean children’s novel “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“(left) was made into an animated film(right) in 2011 (photos: Newswire). “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“, the bestselling children’s novel by author Hwang Sun-mi, will be translated into English and published in the United States. The translated edition will be published by leading American publishing company […]

“Yi Sun-sin is my teacher”: admiral comes to life on comic book pages

“Yi Sun-sin is my teacher”: admiral comes to life on comic book pages

Korean children’s novel “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“(left) was made into an animated film(right) in 2011 (photos: Newswire). “Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild“, the bestselling children’s novel by author Hwang Sun-mi, will be translated into English and published in the United States. The translated edition will be published by leading American publishing company […]

DON'T MISS

WINNER Reveals Thoughts on Debut, Topping the Charts, and More on 1theK’s “PRIME”

WINNER Reveals Thoughts on Debut, Topping the Charts, and More on 1theK’s “PRIME”

On the third episode of 1thek “prime,” winner shared their feelings and stories about their album with their fans. 1thek’s “prime” is a new program wherein fans.
Female student revealed to have committed suicide from iljin bullying; issue of bullying continues to grow

Female student revealed to have committed suicide from iljin bullying; issue of bullying continues to grow

” while the hosts were talking about the latest issue of celebrity iljins, she had specifically stated, “iljin rumors are an extremely sensitive issue. ”the last quote.
Seo Taiji to hold a concert for the release of his 9th album

Seo Taiji to hold a concert for the release of his 9th album

Tickets will be available at www. The comback concert, “christmalowin” will be held on oct. 18 at jamsil sports complex in songpa district, southern seoul, ahead of.
Chinese Version of “Running Man” to Shoot in Seoul, Yoo Jae Suk to Guest Host?

Chinese Version of “Running Man” to Shoot in Seoul, Yoo Jae Suk to Guest Host?

The show could also feature yoo jae suk, as the chinese show is reportedly interested in having him present the episode in question. Yet more details have emerged about.
miss A’s Suzy rejected by 7 year old, “Not my style”

miss A’s Suzy rejected by 7 year old, “Not my style”

Korea’s own national goddess, suzy, had to face the harsh truth from yoon hoo, the 7 year old son of yoon minsoo who is a member of r&b duo, vibe. ”it seems like even.
Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon Celebrate Their One-Year Wedding Anniversary

Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon Celebrate Their One-Year Wedding Anniversary

”lee hyori shared her feelings on her first wedding anniversary and said, “we would age, get fatter, sicker or feel boring at times, but when we took this picture, i.
Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun Makes Taeyeon and Tiffany Nervous with Her Driving

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun Makes Taeyeon and Tiffany Nervous with Her Driving

Seohyun expressed her delight when she talked about driving and said, “it’s my first time driving with people aboard. Girls’ generation‘s youngest member seohyun.
Shin Min-chul to star in “Summer Snow”

Shin Min-chul to star in “Summer Snow”

Actor shin min chul is starring in the movie "summer snow". Shin min chul said, "i am honored to be able to work with such amazing people. Meanwhile, shin min chul is a.
Park Hye-jin in “Bad Guys”

Park Hye-jin in “Bad Guys”

Park hae jin"s agency claimed, "he"s concentrating hard for this role. Park hae jin seems to be completely possessed by lee jeong moon and his performance is in high anticipation.
8 Incredible Photobombs By K-Pop Idols That Are Hilarious

8 Incredible Photobombs By K-Pop Idols That Are Hilarious

Here’s our list titled, "incredible photobombs by k pop idols that are hilarious"1. Everyone loves a good photo bombing, even k pop idols! check out some of these hilarious.
Puer Kim is back with MV for “Bank” + audio previews for first mini-album “Purifier”

Puer Kim is back with MV for “Bank” + audio previews for first mini-album “Purifier”

Appropriately set in a bank, the music video shows that perseverance through the redundancies of life is worth it in the end as they are rewarded for their hard work with.
Jang Geun-seok caught for tax evasion

Jang Geun-seok caught for tax evasion

Actor jang geun seok was also caught for tax evasion. The tax office claims, "the figure which we have concluded that jang geun seok didn"t declare, is about 2 billion won.
[Photos] Son Ye-jin appears in Myeongdong

[Photos] Son Ye-jin appears in Myeongdong

Actress Son Ye-jin is headed for the 1st Missha store in Myeongdong for the "Missha Signature BB Cake" on the 1st. Source : news.
HIGH4 release BTS for “Hi High” jacket pictorial

HIGH4 release BTS for “Hi High” jacket pictorial

HIGH4 take us behind the scenes of their preparation for their 1st mini labum "Hi High" jacket pictorial.Going from one filming set to another, the boys show enthusiasm.
Shin Jihoon releases MV for comeback single “Crybaby”

Shin Jihoon releases MV for comeback single “Crybaby”

Following news that cube entertainment and cube dc, the agency for shin jihoon, would be merging into cube entertainment, shin jihoon is the first artist up to make her.
Park Hae-jin donates 100 million for Busan flood victims

Park Hae-jin donates 100 million for Busan flood victims

Actor park hae jin donated 100 million won to the flood victims. The busan cross reported that park hae jin donated money for those suffering from the aftermaths of the.
“My Lovely Girl” director says, “Krystal stands out in front of the camera”

“My Lovely Girl” director says, “Krystal stands out in front of the camera”

There"s sincerity in her when she stands in front of the camera and everyone is bound to fall for her at first sight". Krystal is the leading actress of "my lovely girl".
Shin Ji Hoon’s “Crybaby” Music Video is a Tearjerker

Shin Ji Hoon’s “Crybaby” Music Video is a Tearjerker

She debuted in 2013 with the song “right here,” and has also enjoyed sporting success as a figure skater. ” the song is the follow up to “happy ending,” which.
Teen Top Reveals Intense Video Teaser for Comeback Title Track “Missing”

Teen Top Reveals Intense Video Teaser for Comeback Title Track “Missing”

Male group teen top has kicked off the teasing by unveiling a dark video teaser for their comeback song, “missing. In regards to the song, choi kyu sung revealed, “this.
10 K-Pop Idols Who Dressed Up In Hilarious Costumes

10 K-Pop Idols Who Dressed Up In Hilarious Costumes

Super junior kangin as thor6. Idols always look so handsome in their outfits, but what about the times they just look absolutely ridiculous? check out some of these hilarious.