[PDF/EPUB] Two Cakes Fit for a King Folktales from Vietnam A Latitude 20 Book author Nguyễn Nguyệt Cầm


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Two Cakes Fit for a King Folktales from Vietnam A Latitude 20 Book

For centuries Vietnamese have sustained the history of their nation both actual and mythic through their folklore These stories passed from generation to generation contain not only the national saga but also fundamental cultural values that Vietnamese hold dear Some stories like A Daughter's Love are imagin. I am pretty weary of books that partially read like advertisements the preview for this book already talks about the sustaining of the history of the nation of the Vietnamese although that nati

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Ative accounts of early Vietnamese history Others like The Anger of the Waters and the title story Two Cakes Fit for a King provide colorful explanations of the world and how it works The Story of Watermelon Island offers readers a glimpse of the traditional agrarian values and way of life that are the found. This is a varied and engaging collection of ten traditional tales from Vietnam accompanied by an attractive black and white illustration for each tale The stories are told in simple clear langu

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Ation of Vietnamese societyImaginative and captivating funny and sometimes tragic these tales have remained popular and culturally significant for Vietnamese young and old for hundreds of years The intricate illustrations draw on centuries old painting styles and on natural imagery and everyday life in Vietn. I enjoy learning about other countries through their fables and this is a must read

  • Paperback
  • 128
  • Two Cakes Fit for a King Folktales from Vietnam A Latitude 20 Book
  • Nguyễn Nguyệt Cầm
  • English
  • 14 November 2018
  • 9780824826680

5 thoughts on “Two Cakes Fit for a King Folktales from Vietnam A Latitude 20 Book

  1. says:

    I am pretty weary of books that partially read like advertisements the preview for this book already talks about the sustaining of the history of the nation of the Vietnamese although that nation per se isn't that old and the ancestors of the people we call the Vietnamese today were pretty much spread over at least two i

  2. says:

    This is a varied and engaging collection of ten traditional tales from Vietnam accompanied by an attractive black and white illustration for each tale The stories are told in simple clear language appropriate for children as well as adults; they are neither overly didactic nor overly simplified but maintain their regional character and key episodic elements Even better they are preceded by a very useful introd

  3. says:

    I enjoy learning about other countries through their fables and this is a must read

  4. says:

    Not that I need to compare Vietnamese folktales to the BritishGerman folktales that I grew up with but it’s hard when reading stories about princesses and adventures not to compare And I have to say the Vietnamese stories did away with a l

  5. says:

    This was exactly what I needed short clever little stories that I had never encountered before I can't say there are any standouts in this collection but the translation is lighthanded and based on this I will be seeking out Vietnamese literatureThe way the supernatural is handled is fascinating there are freuent appearances of the King of Heaven and stuff happens that is not you know possible in reality but

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