Vietnamese children's favorite stories
- retold by Tran Thi Minh Phuoc ; illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop & Nguyen Dong.
- Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, 
- Physical description
- 95 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- The legend of Banh Chung and Banh Day
- Mai An Tiem and the watermelon seeds
- The legend of the Mai flower
- Why one shouldn't sweep the house on Tet Nguyen Dan
- Le Loi and the magic sword
- The Celestial King Phu Dong and the iron horse
- Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh-the Mountain Lord and the Sea Lord
- The story of Tam and Cam
- The story of Thach Sanh and Ly Thong
- Da Trang and the magic pearl
- Why the sea is salty
- The legend of the mosquito
- Why ducks sleep on one leg
- Mr. Cuoi under the banyan tree
- The jade rabbit.
- The tales chosen for this book share the Vietnamese five great virtues: Nhan (Compassion), Le (Rituals), Nghia (Righteousness), Tri (Wisdom), and Tin (Trust). The author notes that her parents used traditional stories to teach children values and morals. Now the author, who is a story teller, uses the same tales to help Vietnamese children learn their traditional culture and values.
- Publication date
- The author, who was born in Vietnam, spent 10 months in a refugee camp before moving first to California and, in 1984, to Minnesota. She is Minnesota's first professional librarian of Vietnamese descent and has been a story teller for over 15 years.
- 9780804844291 (Hardcover)
- 0804844291 (Hardcover)
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