Bilingual Treasury of Vietnamese Folktales

Stories of Adventure and Wonder in Vietnamese and English

Tuttle Publishing
Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, illustrated by Dong Nguyen, Hop Thi Nguyen
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Age range 5 to 13

The timeless charm and wisdom of Vietnamese folktales in parallel English and Vietnamese versions!

These ten delightful stories bring Vietnam's rich culture and traditions vividly to life. This volume is perfect for story time and read-alouds, and for anyone who loves the imaginative leaps and moral lessons in traditional myths and legends

This essential anthology includes:

  • Thach Sung and the Cracked Earthen Pot — A greedy man learns that it's better to be satisfied with what you have than to yearn for the unattainable
  • The Carp and the Dragon's Gate — A fish turns into a dragon, showing that with hard work and perseverance seemingly impossible goals can be achieved
  • The Toad Is Sir Sky's Uncle — A brave toad saves the world from drought, showing that we should never judge someone by their looks
  • And seven more fascinating tales!

Sure to delight readers of all ages, Vietnamese Folktales for Children is perfect for parents who want their children to absorb the wisdom of Vietnamese folk stories while becoming familiar with the Vietnamese language along the way.

Contributor Bio

Phuoc Thi Minh Tran is the first Vietnamese-American librarian in Minnesota. A respected storyteller and award-winning author, her first book Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories won the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award, and the Moonbeam Children's Book Gold Medal Award. Her other books include My First Book of Vietnamese Words and All About Vietnam, all published by Tuttle. She was selected as a 2023 Blue Ribbon Author by Alphabet Forest/Minnesota State Fair and a 2024 Featured Author by the Anoka County Library for her book All About Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Hop & Nguyen Dong are the illustration team behind My First Book of Vietnamese Words, Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, All About Vietnam and Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners. Since beginning their careers as professional artists in Vietnam in the 1960s, they have exhibited their work and collaborated on book illustrations for publishers throughout Asia, Europe and the US. They live in California.

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