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A Story From: Korea
Read Time: ["10 to 15mins"]
For Ages: 5 to 7yrs., 8 to 10yrs.

A boy prepares for years to face the White Tiger that captured his father.
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Retold by Elaine Lindy.


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The Kumgang Mountains form a range of mountain peaks located along the east coast of North Korea, south of Wonsan. The mountains cover an area of about 75 square miles. Its highest mountaintop is 5,373 feet. The Kumgang Mountain Range, also known as the Diamond Mountains, is known for its remarkable geological formations, having many beautiful scenic wonders. The mountains are also notable as a former center of Buddhist religion for centuries.

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE STORY:
According to Frances Carpenter, who wrote Tales of a Korean Grandmother, Korean Tigers are larger than tigers that dwell in warmer climates. Their fur is thicker and longer to protect them from the sharp winter cold in the high mountain sides where they live. Many years ago, these huge beasts were the terror of the Korean northern countryside. In the summer, they fed upon mountain deer and wild boar.