Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories

I bought this book for my kids to learn a bit about the Vietnamese legends and folktales I loved in my childhood. Despite the gorgeous illustrations by Nguyễn Thị Hợp and Nguyễn Đông, the kids show no interest yet; therefore, I read the stories myself. The stories are retold by Nguyễn Thị Minh Phước who learned about these stories from parents. While I appreciate her effort for making these stories available in English, I still prefer the Vietnamese versions. In addition, I don’t know why she left out the mystical legend of the Dragon King Lạc Long Quân and the Fairy Princess Âu Cơ.

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