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.
The highlands of Vietnam were home to young Huynh Quang. Through his eyes, we see the small village and the 50 houses made of bamboo, built along the river or alongside the mountain. In this village, there were no shops or marketplaces. Supplies had to be brought in from a nearby town, across the mountains. Fish for mealtimes came from the river near the village. The rainy season brought fields of rice, sweet potatoes, corn and hot peppers. During the dry season, villagers hunted the wild animals that roamed the jungle. This is an excellent addition for multicultural studies, but may be difficult reading for the suggested seven to ten year old. 1999 (orig.