The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam

The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam

by Huynh Quang Nhuong
     
 

The author lived in a hamlet in the central highlands of Vietnam, surrounded by jungle on one side and a river on the other, where he and the villagers encountered animals daily--some easily tamed, others, like tigers and wild hogs, which were terribly dangerous. "This first-person narrative brims with life".--School Library Journal. See more details below

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The author lived in a hamlet in the central highlands of Vietnam, surrounded by jungle on one side and a river on the other, where he and the villagers encountered animals daily--some easily tamed, others, like tigers and wild hogs, which were terribly dangerous. "This first-person narrative brims with life".--School Library Journal.

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Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
The highlands of Vietnam were home to young Huynh Quang. Through his eyes, we see the small village and the 50 houses made of bamboo, built along the river or alongside the mountain. In this village, there were no shops or marketplaces. Supplies had to be brought in from a nearby town, across the mountains. Fish for mealtimes came from the river near the village. The rainy season brought fields of rice, sweet potatoes, corn and hot peppers. During the dry season, villagers hunted the wild animals that roamed the jungle. This is an excellent addition for multicultural studies, but may be difficult reading for the suggested seven to ten year old. 1999 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060245924
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1982
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
115
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 11.11(h) x 1.11(d)

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