June 27, 2011 09:45
Ann Martin Bowler's new book, "All About Korea, Stories, Songs, Crafts & More" is gaining a strong readership in the U.S. for its insights into Korean culture and traditions as seen by the American mother of adopted Korean children.
Bowler of Sacramento, California, is a 55-year-old mother of five including 19-year-old Sarah and 13-year-old Jacob, both of whom she adopted from Korea when they were five months old. The former primary school teacher's 14th book has met with a positive reception among Amazon.com buyers and at Barnes and Noble stores since it was published in April, with parents of children adopted from Korea especially keen to compare footnotes with the author's experience.
In the 64-page book, Bowler introduces the country's history, religions, fashion, food, customs and traditional folk stories with plenty of illustrations.
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