Book of the Year in Korea, Waiting for Mummy is a deceptively simple story of patience rewarded. A child waits for his mother at a tram-stop. Trams come and go, people alight, yet her devoted son waits stoically and patiently, even as a snowstorm gathers. A new edition of a 1938 story by one of Korea's best-loved writers, Waiting for Mummy has been a publishing sensation since its re-release with Dong-Sung Kim's illustrations in late 2004. It won the major Baeksang Publishing Award and was nominated as 'Book of the year' by each of Korea's three major national newspapers.
This is the simple story of a young boy waiting at a tram-stop for his mummy. Trams come and go, people get on and off, yet the boy waits patiently, even as a snowstorm gathers. When will Mummy return?