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The Dragon Prince: Stories and Legends from Vietnam

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Cooperation and awareness of others are just two of the themes explored in these remarkable stories and legends from Vietnam, as retold by renowned Buddhist monk and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh. A fantastical blend of fiction and nonfiction, these tales are narrated with gorgeous prose and are accompanied by sumptuous black and white illustrations.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 28th 2007 by Parallax Press
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Letitia
One of the more comprehensive collections of Vietnamese folktales I've been able to find, good quantity and variety here but it's written in a very child-friendly way that is quite boring for adult readers. ...more
John Fredrickson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology
This is a book of simple and direct, yet elegant folktales from Vietnamese culture. The stories are quickly read, and are very pleasant to read.
Tiz. T.
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vietnam, fantasy, asia
This book was a like a collier, a jewel made of gems.

It is a collection of short tales recounting the mytical past of Vietnam, from the moment when the Godness Lac and Her Dragon had their 100 children -humanity- to middle age. The stories are as varied, ranging from "how the people started to chew areca" to "how humanity began". They are written in a clear, simple -but not simplistic- and refreshing style.

The foreword adds dept to the whole book and it is a must-read (don't jump it!) to aprec
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Tom Faber
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent! Quick read, each story a nice little chunk, and some recurring characters and themes along with it. Added layers of depth if you know something about Vietnamese history or culture, but there's plenty to enjoy otherwise. ...more
Jim Sibigtroth
This is a collection of origin stories and legends of Vietnam. It is much too long as a read-aloud book, but some individual chapters can be read to students in grades 3-5.
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So so.
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Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful to calm the mind. Great if you want to read folklore from other nations. I really enjoyed it.
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Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years. Born Nguyễn Xuân Bảo, Thích Nhất Hạnh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thiền) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích is an honorary ...more

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