The classic folktale from Korea retold with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone. Cheated out of a fortune, Chin’s luck changes when he meets a mysterious monk. For the old man’s gifts of a mat, a spoon and a pair of chopsticks are not as ordinary as they seem. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.