Based on a true story, The Royal Bee is an elegantly written tale that pays tribute to a young boy's courage and strength of character. Song-ho is a young Korean boy destined by birth to a life of poverty. Barred from going to school--only the sons of wealthy families could attend--he dreams of learning to read and write. Then one day, he hears the sound of a school bell and follows it deep into the valley. There, the schoolmaster turns him away, but Song-ho's boldness and determination earn him a chance at gaining an education nevertheless.