Where's Halmani?

by Julie Kim.Seattle, WA. Sasquatch Books, 2017

Inspired by Korean folktales, with a picture glossary of Korean words in the back, this beautifully illustrated picture book drawn in graphic novel style is all about two siblings in search of their grandmother, Halmoni. After Noona and Joon follow tiger tracks they've found in Halmoni's cottage, they pass through a mysterious door and are transported into an Asian landscape where for snacks, mythical animals challenge and/or help the children figure out the mystery of the missing Halmoni.

It won the Cybils Awards and received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly.

Grades 1-4

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior

By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun. NY: Random House Books for Young Readers, 2017. A clumsy sand dancer who never seems to add up to her missing older sister m

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship

by Phillip Pullman, illustrated by Fred Fordham. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2017 A time travel adventure mystery about a research experiment that somehow went terribly wrong, and it’s up to Joh

The Adventures of Superhero Girl

by Faith Erin Hicks. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Publications, 2013 Superhero girl is a multifaceted nuanced character who while having super powers is so very 'normal.' While chock-full of superheroes

It's all about parenting, literacy, creativity, and having fun with your kids while making life and learning more meaningful.