The Goblin Twins (Hardcover)

The Goblin Twins By Frances Cha, Jaime Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frances Cha, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)


Two 601-year-old goblin tricksters from Korea go on an unexpected Halloween adventure in New York City in this tongue-in-cheek story from Frances Cha, critically acclaimed author of If I Had Your Face, and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Jaime Kim.

"A sweet, comical Halloween venture for all." -Kirkus Reviews

Doki and Kebi are two Korean magical goblin twin brothers who couldn't be more different!

Kebi loves to scare people (maybe a little too much) and explore!

Doki would rather give people bags of gold when he's not reading a book!

Despite their differences, Doki and Kebi are inseparable. When it's time for the goblin tricksters to move, the brothers decide to make their new home together in a strange, unknown land...New York City! As they prepare for the new customs of Halloween, Doki and Kebi are in for a surprise in this new holiday adventure inspired by the Korean mythology of dokkaebi.

About the Author

A former culture and travel reporter for CNN in Seoul and Hong Kong, Frances taught at Ewha Womens University and Yonsei University. Currently, she teaches undergraduate fiction at Columbia University. Frances's debut novel If I Had Your Face (Ballantine Books) was named one of the best books of the year by Time, NPR, BBC, and Esquire.

Jaime Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to the United States. Her illustrated book Take Heart, My Child was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She has illustrated many books for young readers, including Ready for the Spotlight!, which was her debut as an author and illustrator. She works with gouache, watercolors, acrylics, and digital tools to create nostalgic and dreamlike illustrations inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world.

Praise For…

★ "A frightful delight....Cha’s writing is excellently paced and entertaining, while the digital illustrations are filled with bright colors and bring the charming characters to life." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A sweet, comical Halloween venture for all." —Kirkus Reviews

"Based in Korean lore, this read’s a treat any day of the year." —Publishers Weekly

"Cartoony digital illustrations give the dokkaebi-shown as colorful, blobby, rosy-cheeked tricksters-personality and provide funny, scene-setting details." —The Horn Book

"Kim’s digital illustrations are adorable, vibrant, and just spooky enough for any haunted storytime....A great, not-so-scary pick for little listeners." —Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593480212
ISBN-10: 059348021X
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English