The Mole's Daughter

The Mole's Daughter

An Adaption of A Korean Folktale

Book - 1998
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This book tells the story of a proud but foolish mole and his wiser daughter. Father Mole is full of matrimonial ambitions for her; not content with a mere mole as her suitor, he sets his sights on the most glorious wooer that can be found.

First, Father Mole approaches the great sky, who arches over all the earth. But the sky, while assuring the mole that he is honored, points out that he can be easily defeated by the sun, who blots him out merely by dipping below the horizon. Father Mole ponders this, feels the force of his argument and moves on. Next, of course, must be the sun, but he feels the same way...

The last potential suitor to be interviewed is the mighty wind, who reduces the whole mole family to contemplating a dusty old stone wall: the only thing able to withstand him. When a handsome young mole burrows up from underneath it, the daughter gently points out his superiority, and wins her desire -- and appropriate -- mate.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9781550375251
Characteristics: [24] p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.


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