In this volume, which is her first picture book, Go Su-jin gives new expression to an old tale from Northern Europe through her unique, individual painting style. The mysterious adventures of Therese and Aina, sisters who are very fond of raspberries, unfold against the backdrop of the beautiful and dense forests Northern Europe. Noteworthy are the fantastical atmosphere created by sylvan nights, flowers and trees inhabited by spirits, and fairies with unknown names as well as the rich colors and the dynamic mise-en-scène, which will lead readers into a world of imagination. Adding a lesson about the preciousness of friendship and life to the attraction of old stories where the protagonists are rewarded for their good deeds, this work will present readers with a new joy in reading picture books of old tales.
Storyline: Once upon a time, there lived in a deep, deep mountain four brothers and sisters who loved raspberries. One day, Therese and Aina, the sisters, discovered a little caterpillar in their basket for raspberries and freed it in the forest. The girls went inside the forest to gather raspberries, only to lose their way and wander. In the process, they encountered plants that tasted like bread and milk and flowers that were like fluffy cotton candies. After spending one night in the woods, the sisters followed a fairy to a festival in the Raspberry Village, where they appeared before the girls. Showered with words of thanks and presents by the ruler, the sisters then happily returned home.