Toad Is the Uncle of Heaven: A Vietnamese Folktale

by Jeanne M. Lee

During a drought on Earth, Toad decides to ask the King of Heaven to make rain come... read more

During a drought on Earth, Toad decides to ask the King of Heaven to make rain come again. Today the toad symbolizes rain in Vietnam, so his plea must have been respected. Distinctive uses of page space and bright colors mark Lee's illustrations for her short, effective retelling of an ancient tale. (Ages 5-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985

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