Children of the Dragon Selected Tales from Vietnam by Sherry Garland


Children of the Dragon Selected Tales from Vietnam by Sherry Garland

The folk tales of the Vietnamese culture are extremely important, as they depict the creation of their people and their traditions. Here, some of the favorite tales of the Children of the Dragon are researched and retold for a modern audience with grace and a touch of humor. These colorful stories have been passed down for thousands of years as instructional tools, forms of entertainment, and depictions of character traits such as generosity and compassion. Ancient kings and dragon princes come to life, and legends of how the tiger obtained his stripes, the origins of monsoons, and the reason for the Moon Festival are told in enchanting illustrations that dance from page to page, providing a wonderful and masterful introduction to the history and culture of Vietnam.

About the Author

A fifth-generation Texan and the author of more than twenty-five books, Sherry Garland writes of history and tells stories about interesting people. Her childrens historical picture books, Voices of the Alamo and The Buffalo Soldier, have earned rave reviews for their understandable and personable story lines complemented by vibrant illustrations by Ronald Himler. Garland received her bachelor of arts degrees in French and English from the University of Texas at Arlington. She and her husband live in Bryan, Texas. Trina Schart Hyman illustrated childrens books for more than three decades. Her paintings have enriched a wide range of literature. She received the Caldecott Medal for her romantic illustrations for Saint George and the Dragon, along with three additional Caldecott Honors during her lifetime. Hyman passed away in 2004.

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32 pages


Sherry Garland
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Publication date

1st September 2012



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