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“Rich in folklore, comedy, and color, a riotous and pleasurable treat.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Where’s Joon?

Written by Julie Kim
Illustrated by Julie Kim
Published by Sasquatch Books

Jin is helping Halmoni in the garden for her birthday celebration, but where’s Joon? Besides the big mess in the kitchen, Jin and Halmoni see no signs of Joon anywhere. Where could he have gone?

Luckily, Halmoni has a hunch. She sends Jin on an errand through her magical portal into the wondrous world of Korean folktales with its dazzling landscapes and curious characters. In this land of enchantment, Jin and Joon meet familiar friends and foe before reuniting to embark on a new mission to fix Halmoni’s magic pot.

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel picture book is filled with delightful visual Easter eggs and includes Korean language as one of its story-telling tools that is reader friendly at all levels. In the back are illustrated translations of Korean text and further reading on the original Korean folktales that have inspired Julie Kim’s books.

This is the follow-up to the picture book / graphic novel Where’s Halmoni?.

Primary ISBN: 9781632174154
Publication Date: October 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Graphic Novel, Picture Book,, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Korea, United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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