for The Brocaded Slipper and Other Vietnamese Tales by Lynette Dyer Vuong and Mai Vo-Dinh
These five fairy tales from Vietnam were chosen because of their similarity to familiar western tales: Cinderella, Thumbelina, Rip Van Winkle, Frog Prince and Goose Girl. The Vietnamese heroes and heroines face their own trials and adventures in these stories that children of all cultures will enjoy reading and hearing. (7-11 years)
CCBC Choices 1982 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1982. Used with permission.
Reflecting universal themes, these tellings of five Vietnamese fairy tales--which include versions of "Cinderella", "Thumbelina", and "The Frog Prince"--"are modern and smooth", said Booklist of this "excellent and unusual addition to folklore collections".--School Library Journal.
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