Young-hee and the Pullocho

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Young-hee hates her new life in Korea. That is, until she finds another world in a parking garage. This new world is completely different from Korea, where all the Korean tales Young-hee learned as a little girl become reality. It seems too good to be true…

…and it is. Sons and daughters of bear, or humans, are not welcome. Young-hee’s brother, Bum, is kidnapped by a dokkaebi, or goblin. Now, Young-hee has a year to find a pullocho, a rare healing plant, or Bum will forever be slave to the goblin.

While the book is centered on Korean mythology, readers don’t need to know any to understand the book. Many chapters include short stories from Korean mythology that tie in with the story line, giving the reader all the information necessary.

Also, the ending of this book was extremely well written. There is a plot twist, that is both surprising and easily explained; small clues for it are scattered throughout the book.

Overall, Young-hee and the Pullocho could be best described as a Korean cross between The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and the Percy Jackson series.

Reviewed By:

Author Mark James Russell
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date 12-May-2015
ISBN 9780804844970
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Issue August 2015
Category Young Adult


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