* Date : 2018-10-26
Going straight to Amazon's Bestseller List for Asian Children Literature upon its publication, "The Turtle Ship" is about what it says on the cover – turtle ship created by Admiral YI of Joseon dynasty. The story follows the childhood of the Admiral. The book as attracted much attention thanks to its author, Helena Ku RHEE. Growing up in the US as a Korean-American, RHEE was told about the Admiral and the story of his legendary victory against Japanese forces. She wrote her book to bring that amazing story to the US and to the rest of the world.
She might be a new name in the publishing world, but she has enjoyed a successful career as a lawyer working for Sony Pictures - writing is her second profession but her lifelong passion. With her second book to be published next year, RHEE has returned to Korea after a long while. INNERview meets the aspiring author to hear how this Korean tale transcended linguistic and cultural barriers to give dreams and hopes for children all around the world.