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Why the Sea Is Full of Salt and Other Vietnamese Folktales, Paperback / softback Book

Why the Sea Is Full of Salt and Other Vietnamese Folktales Paperback / softback


This delightful anthology presents eighteen well-known and much-loved Vietnamese folktales. Originally collected and retold by the prize-winning author Minh Tran Huy, they are here elegantly translated by Harry Aveling.

The stories tell of charming princesses, disputing brothers, powerful kings, magical animals, peculiar objects, and kindhearted genies.

Their mysterious worlds stir the imagination and evoke the soul of Vietnam-its intense human relationships, its exuberance and gentle melancholy.

The book will appeal to readers of all ages and cultures.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9786162151361



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