Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnamby Sherry Garland, Trina Schart Hyman
With power, humor, and grace, Sherry Garland shares six of her favorite folktales of Vietnam. Passed down through the ages, these colorful stories depict the rich history, tribal
Legend has it that more than four thousand years ago a mighty dragon prince named Lac Long Quan married a fairy princess named Au Co. From these parents the Vietnamese people were born.
With power, humor, and grace, Sherry Garland shares six of her favorite folktales of Vietnam. Passed down through the ages, these colorful stories depict the rich history, tribal customs, explanations of natural phenomena, and values so important to the Vietnamese people. Award-winning illustrator Trina Schart Hyman brings these magically entertaining and vividly detailed stories to life in an introduction to the folktales of Vietnam that is nothing less than masterful. 9 X 10. Full-color illustrations
Author Biography: SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books influenced by her interest in Vietnam. She lives in central Texas.
Caldecott Medalist TRINA SCHART HYMAN's paintings have enriched a wide range of literature for more than thirty years. She lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.
Meet the Author
Sherry Garland has written more than thirty books and won more than forty awards, including an ALA Notable recognition and a Reading Rainbow book selection. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and schools across the country, particularly in her home state of Texas. Garland created the Voices Series to provide personal narratives of pivotal moments in America’s past. The series includes Voices of Pearl Harbor, Voices of the Dust Bowl, Voices of Gettysburg, and Voices of the Alamo. Her other titles include Best Horse on the Force, The Buffalo Soldier, and Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam, all available from Pelican. Garland is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in central Texas.
Trina Schart Hyman illustrated children's 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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