Song of the Mekong River

by Na-Mi Choi; retold by Jo Cowley
illustratred by Sinae Jo

Ref: 16681

An accessible synchronicity of fiction and non-fiction introduces readers to Vietnam, the Mekong River (a.k.a. 'the lifeline of Vietnam'), little Tiu and her water village. While Tiu's father is away fishing in the ocean and her mum operates the supermarket boat at the water market, Tiu and her grandmother go on Ms Trang's boat to fetch bright flowers for the family home altars. A gentle story with bright watercolours, accompanied by explanatory footnotes within the text and wonderful back notes on the landscape and culture of Vietnam. Ideal for schools; primed for an array of extension activities! 'Absolutely fascinating. I love it. Brilliant mix of photos and illustrations' (June, Parent, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 4-7, Paperback 29pp