The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam
The land I love was lost to me forever.
These stories are my memories....
Huynh Quang Nhuong grew up in the highlands if Vietnam, next to the jungle teeming with wildlife. Encounters with tigers, wild hogs, and deadly snakes were as much a part of his life as tending the rice fields while on the back of his pet water buffalo, Tank. Here are fifteen tale that will transport y...more
Beware as there are two stories in particular that might not be suitable for sensitive children. A monkey steals a hatchet and butchers a sleeping two-year ...more
By Quang Nhuong Huynh
Have you ever visited Vietnam and experienced the life that the farmers did? Huynh Quang Nhoung had faced it all and he wrote this story with his own point of view. Huynh Quang Nhoung had faced many great adventures with his water buffalo, Tank and they had create a strong bond within each others.
Huynh Quang Nhoung was a boy who would do a lot of farm work and he interact with the nature most of th ...more
Be prepared to talk to children about cultural differences and animal cruelty. It is a great conversation starter, but you might want to preview it before handing it over to your child if you have issue with such things. :)
To clarify, it wasn't attaching knive ...more
Just not exactly my cup of tea and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
If I had read this book with my son I'm not sure my reaction would have been much different. I thought the fi ...more
Nhuong’s stories about Vietnam are told in 15 short chapters that tie together briefly, but don’t come together i ...more
Our very likeable hero and hi ...more
He always liked to write in Lowry Plaza (the main campus square) in his wheelchair with a ...more
Also, I was a bit surprised at some of the harshness and mildly "adult" situat ...more
content warning: There i ...more
The book is listed as ages 7 - 10. Maybe the reading LEVEL ...more
An exciting and dangerous life for a 13-year-old boy in the paddy fields and jungle where tigers, wild boars, crocodiles and the most dangerous of them all, extremely poisonous snakes dwell.~by 10-year-old Breezy, the gentle zephyr
It's the story of a boy, growing up in pre-war era Vietnam.
The vivid descriptions take the reader through life in a small village where training monkeys, fighting horse snakes and wild boar, getting carried off by crocodiles, getting birds addicted to opium, choosing water buffalo for both their ability to farm and their ability to protect the village are commonplace!
Even the cover art is vivid.
Pretty entertaining, but way too many killer wild hogs, killer snakes, and other gross stuff for my taste. Completely sealed my opinion that I have no desire to ever visit Asia.
Very educational for kids like mine that live in a pampered society. Totally different lifestyle, eye-opening daily struggles.
Huynh decided to stay in the United St ...more