Nhan A Boy Of Viet-Nam Author:Inor Forney While Viet-Nam is in our headlines and on television almost every day, relatively little has been written for children about the country, its people, and how they are affected by the war. When a curious child in the West asks, "What is the war about?" or Where is Viet-Nam?" this book may help to answer his difficult questions, and tell him about... more » the war we barely understand ourselves.
Mrs. Inor Forney has told and illustrated an interesting and unusual tale in a color book designed for school-age children. Within its charming illustrated pages both parent and child will come to know Saigon and its people through the eyes of a little boy: his home, dress, and the food he eats; his responsibilities, his customs - including a street dragon dance and moon festival - as well as his adventures in the city and meetings with his American friends. The story of Nhan is one of courage and love of country, told in a personal narrative that will go straight to the reader's heart.
Hand lettered and sketched with clear black-and-white line illustrations, the book is suitable for the youngest artist to color. Children of all ages will paint or color in crayon while learning something at the same time about a day in the life of a typical Viet-Namese child.« less