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Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Does Horangi, the Korean tiger and proud protector of the village, dare take an afternoon off? He lets his friend Kkachi, the magpie, talk him into it, but he just can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Could there be bad guys around? If there are, Horangi will bite them...‘cause that’s what tigers do! Horangi and Kkachi are the stars in this engaging story that takes 4 - 8-year-old children, their parents, and their teachers along on a fun-filled escapade in the Korean countryside. The tale unfolds with intrigue and adventure and ends with a heart-warming “surprise” that will delight readers and convey a very important lesson. Illustrated by acclaimed Korean artist Lee, Woong Ki, the story is set in a traditional Korean village portrayed in colorful, charming detail. Through hints in the text and Woong Ki’s whimsical illustrations, readers will come away not only having had a rollicking good time, but also learning much about the ancient, yet very modern culture that is Korea. I Bite the Bad Guys: A Tale of the Korean Tiger is the first book in the Ginkgo Tree Tales series of stories about some of the most beloved animals and symbols found in Korean art and handicrafts. The authors’ goal is to open doors to the beauty and rich history of Korea for curious children, their parents, and their teachers around the world.