Children of the Dragon


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Author: Sherry Garland

Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman


GARLAND, Sherry. Children of the Dragon. Selected Tales from Vietnam. With Illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. San Diego: Harcourt [2001]. 8vo, [vi] 58pp. Color pictorial boards. Gold endpapers; 6 full-page and numerous smaller color illustrations. Heel of spine a tad bumped, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman.

First edition. Legend has it that more than four thousand years ago a mighty dragon prince named Lac Long Quan married a fairy princess named Au Co. From these parents, the Vietnamese people were born. With power, humor, and grace, Sherry Garland has researched and retold three of her favorite folktales of Vietnam. These colorful stories depict heroes, ancient kings, famous battles, and tribal customs, and they’re all vividly captured in Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman’s stunning images filled with vibrant colors.