I Bite the Bad Guys

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!

Children everywhere will enjoy this fun, exciting, new story about Horangi and Kkachi (and maybe a few "bad guys"), illustrated by the talented Korean artist, Lee, Woong Ki. Not only will they get to know two of the most endearing animals in Korean folklore, but pictures and descriptions of many Korean objects and symbols seen in the illustrations will help further an understanding of the culture and traditions of "The Land of the Morning Calm".

"I Bite the Bad Guys: A Tale of the Korea Tiger is a very clever story that will quickly captivate children the world over. Written in English by three Americans with deep ties to Korea, this very unique and engaging story provides a bridge between East and West for the youngest citizens of the world, promoting the cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect that is vital in an increasingly interconnected world."

Dong Ki Kim, Consul General Embassy of the Republic of Korea

The Ginkgo Tree Tales are a series of children's books featuring Korea's symbolic animals, illustrated by the gifted artist, Lee, Woong Ki. These are not retellings of traditional folktales, but fun, exciting new stories that any child, anywhere, will enjoy. Through hints in the text and Woong Ki’s whimsical, humorous and wonderfully detailed illustrations, readers will come away having learned much about the ancient, yet very modern culture that is Korea.

About the Authors and Illustrator

MARYJO P. GLOVER, a speech language pathologist for over 25 years, is a member of the Rt. 19 Writers group and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She and her husband live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

DEBBI KENT, editor, public speaker, designer, and photographer, lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her husband. Two of their three children were adopted from South Korea.

JOAN SUWALSKY, research scientist specializing in child development and aspiring potter, lives in Frederick, Maryland. She and her late husband adopted their daughter and son from South Korea.

LEE, WOONG KI, a native of Seoul, South Korea, is a graduate of the Department of Oriental Painting from Chugye University for the Arts. As a member of the Korea Publishing Art Association, Woong Ki has illustrated numerous picture books that have been published in Korean as well as other languages and has held a number of exhibitions of his art.