Seaport Storytime Launch for Frances Cha

September 9th

McNally Jackson Seaport
No RSVP Required

We're thrilled to announce an exciting book launch and celebration at McNally Jackson Seaport for Frances Cha (If I Had Your Face)! Frances will read her debut picture book, The Goblin Twins (Penguin Random House), then answer questions from the audience about Loki and Kebi, our new goblin friends. After the reading, Frances will be happy to sign copies of her picture book, as well as her adult novel If I Had Your Face for McNally Jackson families and friends. Kids are also invited to create a fun art project inspired by The Goblin Twins. We look forward to seeing you! 


About the Book  

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.

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.

Praise for The Goblin Twins

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

Frances Cha is a former culture and travel reporter for CNN in Seoul and Hong Kong, where she also taught at Ewha Womens University and Yonsei University. Currently, she teaches undergraduate fiction at Columbia University. Frances Cha'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 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.


Buy the Book: 
The Goblin Twins By Frances Cha, Jaime Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frances Cha, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593480212
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2023