Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Nguyen Dong
  

Synopsis

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Nguyen Dong

**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award****Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal** This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories providing insight into a rich literary culture. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc. In it, Tran Minnesota's first Vietnamese librarian and an active member of the Vietnamese-American community recounts cherished folktales such as The Story of Tam and Cam (the Vietnamese version of Cinderella), The Jade Rabbit, and The Legend of the Mai Flower. With beautiful illustrations by veteran artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, children and adults alike will be enchanted by Tran's English retellings. Stories in which integrity, hard work and a kind heart triumph over deception, laziness, and greed as gods, peasants, kings and fools spring to life in legends of bravery and beauty, and fables about nature. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories will keep Vietnam's folktales alive for them and the legions of young readers who enjoy multicultural children's books and stories set in faraway lands. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories..

Reviews

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories is a rainbow sampling of a rich culture's traditions for children, appealing to children of imagination everywhere. Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Tran Thi Minh Phuoc spent ten months in a refugee camp in Malaysia before coming to America. In 1984, after a 50-hour Greyhound trip from California, she reached Minnesota, where she found life's most precious treasures: education and a safe environment. She became Minnesota's first Vietnamese librarian, and has been an active storyteller for over 20 years. Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong began their careers as young professional artists in the South Vietnam of the 1960s, exhibiting in Paris, Taiwan and in cities in Germany and the US as well as in Saigon. They have illustrated books published in numerous countries and have frequently illustrated the work of renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Nguyen Dong
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Publisher

Publication date

15th May 2015

ISBN

9780804844291


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