Where's Joon?


Author: Julie Kim

Where’s Joon?, the graphic novel picture book follow up to Julie Kim’s bestselling Where’s Halmoni?, pulls readers back into a fantastical world inspired by Korean folklore.

It's Halmoni's birthday, and everyone is helping in the garden before the celebration, but where is Joon? Jin sees a mess in the kitchen but no sign of Joon anywhere. Where could he have gone?

Halmoni has a hunch and sends Jin on an errand through her magical portal into a fantastical world of Korean folklore. Jin is to deliver rice cakes to the notorious miser Jo-harabuhji and hopefully meet Joon on the way.

In this strange world, Jin and Joon each meet familiar friends and foe before reuniting to embark on a new mission - to fix Halmoni's magic pot that Joon broke back at the house. 

Will Jin and Joon succeed in restoring Halmoni's magic pot? And will Halmoni forgive Joon for having broken her favorite magic pot in the first place?

This story is about the children's courage to face their fears and their efforts to do the right thing, and how love makes it all possible.