The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam

Paperback | June 7, 1999

byQuang Nhuong HuynhIllustratorVo-dinh Mai

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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 you into a world of lush beauty and terrible danger -- and a way of life that is gone forever.

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Get a first-hand look at life in the jungle in this fast-paced and exciting book. The author lived in a hamlet in the central highlands of Vietnam, surrounded by jungle on one side and a river on the other. There he and the villagers encountered animals daily. Some were easily tamed; others, like tigers and wild hogs, were terribly dan...

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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 ...

Huynh Quang Nhuong also wrote The Land I Lost, which was published in five languages and received numerous awards. He was born in Mytho, Vietnam, and now lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.31 inPublished:June 7, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401839

ISBN - 13:9780064401838

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Get a first-hand look at life in the jungle in this fast-paced and exciting book. The author lived in a hamlet in the central highlands of Vietnam, surrounded by jungle on one side and a river on the other. There he and the villagers encountered animals daily. Some were easily tamed; others, like tigers and wild hogs, were terribly dangerous.

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"This is first-person narrative brims with life."--" School Library Journal