Toad Is the Uncle of Heaven: A Vietnamese Folk Tale

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Toad Is the Uncle of Heaven

A Vietnamese Folk Tale

An NCSS-CBC Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies

Toad leads a group of animals to ask the King of Heaven to send rain to the parched earth.

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Overview

Toad Is the Uncle of Heaven

A Vietnamese Folk Tale

An NCSS-CBC Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies

Toad leads a group of animals to ask the King of Heaven to send rain to the parched earth.

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"This Vietnamese folk tale reveals how Toad goes to heaven to end a drought and there receives the honorary title of uncle....Even today the toad is the symbol of rain in Vietnam, and it is believed the toad's croak means an impending shower. Lee illustrates her story in clear, stark colors. The two-page spreads are exceptionally well-designed, and the simply told text works in tandem with the clean art."—Booklist

"Elegant drawings in richly hued colors accompany an economical narration of this folk tale....Lee's simple prose and beautiful page design, far from being static or stilted, are fluid and convey movement and earthly humor. Her tale of courage born of common sense and perseverance will satisfy a wide audience."—The Horn Book

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
According to PW , ``Arresting paintings in lavish colors dramatize the story,'' a graceful retelling of the courageous Toad's travel beyond the skies to beg rain from the King of Heaven. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805011470
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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