The Tailor Shop at the Intersection (Hardcover)

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A beautiful story about tradition and craft, set over multiple generations in a changing community. And, of course, all the characters are dogs in impossibly smart tailored suits. This is one of those kids' books that I truly believe is as much fun for adult readers as kids (and just as thought-provoking for both audiences, as well).

— From Alyson


A heartwarming story about family, resilience, fashion, and staying true to who you are--told through three generations of tailors in a rapidly changing Seoul.

When Deokgu opens a brand new tailor shop in town, all of Seoul is skeptical of his modern styles. Who would want to wear such funny-looking suits? But Deokgu remains devoted to his craft, and it's not long before the shop begins to flourish, becoming a beloved fixture in the community.

Written and illustrated by Ahn Jaesun, The Tailor Shop at the Intersection follows three generations of tailors weaving themselves and their business into the fabric of their community in a rapidly changing Seoul. Ahn's award-winning illustrations convey with great affection a more complicated story about the pressures that rapid development place on culture, commerce, and local business.

In The Old Tailor Shop at the Intersection, Ahn Jaesun shows how commitment, adaptability, and staying true to yourself help pave the way for success--and how embracing change and honoring tradition can go hand in hand.

About the Author

Ahn Jaesun graduated from University of Brighton in College of Arts after her studies in Hongik University. She worked as an editor of children's picture books and branding illustration for over 10 years. She currently lives in Seoul, Korea. Ahn was selected as Illustrator of the Year at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2014 for her work Hello, Seou', and in 2017 for the initial artwork of The Old Tailor Shop, which received special mention for the Ragazzi Opera Prima Award 2020

Product Details
ISBN: 9781945492761
ISBN-10: 1945492767
Publisher: Transit Children's Editions
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English