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Bestselling children's book to be read worldwide

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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.

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.

New Lady Crew MIXX Debuts With “Oh Ma Mind”

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New Lady  Crew MIXX Debuts With “Oh Ma Mind”

The group has been stirring a huge number ofhobby since they’ve been invested in by NEW, the production corporatein the back of “Descendants of the Sun” which has been highly regardedto this point this year, as neatly as being the first girl group from Chinese media friends Huace Media, which has also been turning into a familiar call in the country.

Koreans React To Assembly SECRET’s Hyosung In Genuine Life

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Koreans React To Assembly SECRET’s Hyosung In Genuine Life

A series of videos ㅇㄱㄹㅇ (This Is For Real) are gaining largestatus for being incredibly entertaining and being simpleto narrate to at the similar time. In this episode, the creators sat Hyosung of SECRET in front of steady Koreans (both male and female) and challenged them to move looking only at her eyes. The motionin their eyes were tracked and totaled up to look if they were ready to stay their eyes on hers.

Kang Kyun Sung Talks About Breaking His Vow Of Chastity

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Kang Kyun Sung Talks About Breaking His Vow Of Chastity

Kang Kyun Sung Talks About Breaking His Vow Of Chastitymcheller Might 3, 2016 0 Singer Kang Kyun Sung is once back discussing his beyondstatement about his celibacy, declaring that he broke his vow of chastity in his 20s.

On May just 2, Bnt released a mag interview and photo shoot of Noel member Kang Kyun Sung, where the singer discusses his deep mind about himself.

When asked about the eye surrounding his comments on his celibacy, Kang Kyun Sang states, “It was onceanything I never sought afterto exposethroughout a broadcast, yet information technologygot here out opposed to my will.”

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EXO Returning With Studio Album In June

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EXO Returning With Studio Album In June

EXO Returning With Studio Album In Junecrystalcove Might 2, 2016 0 EXO is slated to cross back in June with a studio album.

According to industry insiders, EXO is these daysin the direction ofgetting ready for June comeback with a studio album. EXO prior to nowdiscussed a summer comeback all through their concert.

EXOs maximumcontemporary studio album used to befinal years EXODUS. It's faracknowledged that the entireindividuals are runningdemandingto comebriefly for their enthusiastsin spite of their busy schedules.

This Korean Mother Is Going Viral Presently For Being Insanely Hot

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This Korean Mother Is Going Viral Presently For Being Insanely Hot

Apple Kim introduces herself as a momof 2stunning daughters in addition a designer. Her amazing body and her younger appearance regardless of having two youngsters have won her a gigantic following on Instagram

Lee Kwang Soo Is The primary Korean Famous person To Get His Own Emoticons On Chinese Messaging App

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Lee Kwang Soo Is The primary Korean Famous person To Get His Own Emoticons On Chinese Messaging App

Lee Kwang Soo Is The primary Korean Famous person To Get His Own Emoticons On Chinese Messaging Appehk38 Might 2, 2016 0 Lee Kwang Soo continues to end up his clout as Asias Prince.

On May just 3, Lee Kwang Soos controlfirm King Kong Entertainment announced that Lee Kwang Soo is the first Korean celebrity to get his own emoticon set on Chinese cellular messaging application WeChat.

Slated for a May also 3 release, the Lee Kwang Soo emoticon set comes with 24 other emoticons that bring out Lee Kwang Soos distinct silliness and quirkiness.

Former GFRIEND Trainee Ordered To Pay Firm For Quitting Pre-Debut

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Former GFRIEND Trainee Ordered To Pay Firm For Quitting Pre-Debut

Former GFRIEND Trainee Ordered To Pay Firm For Quitting Pre-Debuthajima Might 2, 2016 0 Womanworkforce GFRIENDs agency, Source Music, has won a lawsuit opposed to a former trainee who used to bedecided on to be a member of GFRIEND, yetabruptlygive upahead of debuting.

The Seoul Central District Court has ordered former trainee A to pay the agency 12.5 million won (approximately $11,000), two timesthe quantity of cash paid for getting ready her for the group.

A, who won vocal and dance education afterward signing a momentarypractising contract with Source Tune in October 2013, met with the CEO in April of the subsequent year, saying, I would truly like to leisure at house and I can quit before failing to turn up for practice.

SM STATION’s Next Unlock To Be EDM Tune “Wave” Featuring F(x) Amber And Luna

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SM STATION’s Next Unlock To Be EDM Tune “Wave” Featuring F(x) Amber And Luna

SM STATIONs Next Free up To Be EDM Song Wave Featuring F(x) Amber And Lunamcheller Might 2, 2016 0 This time around, SM Entertainment’s virtual music channel “ SM STATION” could be presenting an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) track!

At nighttime on May additionally 6, “SM STATION” will release “Wave,” a modernarea song featuring f(x)’s Amber and Luna. SMSTATION has been liberating new music each week, and this song may be the 13th in the series.

Its being produced through  Korean DJ and manufacturer duo Xavi Gi, in addition foreign DJ and producer R3hab, and therefore, is expected to display screena utterly unique charm.

2PM Breaks Private Album Sales Checklist In Japan

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2PM Breaks Private Album Sales Checklist In Japan

2PM Breaks Non-public Album Sales Listing In Japanehk38 Would possibly 2, 2016 0 With the liberatein their5th full-length album in Japan, 2PM is breaking personal records.

On May just 3, Japans greatestsongweb site Oricon revealed, 2PMs normal fifth album Galaxy of 2PM, which used to be released on April 27, has in its first week recorded approximately 96,000 in sales and has risen to first positionat the weekly album chart.

According to reports, 2PM has landed in first place on the weekly chart for every studio album theyve released in Japan. With Galaxy of 2PM, the crowd has damagedthe non-public record they set with their first studio album, Republic of 2PM, which sold an approximate general of 74,000 copies.