Angel Child, Dragon Child

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San Val, Incorporated, 1989 - Schools - 39 pages
23 Reviews
Ut comes to America from Vietnam, but her mother must stay behind due to a shortage of funds. Ut's struggle to adjust to her new life is worsened by insensitive classmates. In a heartwarming ending, the students run a fair and raise the money for Ut's mother to join her family. Full color. A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Booklist Editors' Choice.

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The story and the accompanying artwork are beautiful. - Goodreads
The ending of this story is slightly contrived. - Goodreads
The ending, crisis, and characters are excellent. - Goodreads

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User Review  - KristinPetersMoreno - LibraryThing

Picture Book: Ut is a little Vietnamese girl who's family just arrived in the United States. She has a hard time fitting in and misses her mother greatly. A boy teases her so much that they begin the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heila - Goodreads

Sometimes children's books really get to the heart of things in a way that more words in "adult" literature can't or doesn't - plus they can be beautifully illustrated, and when the words and text ... Read full review

About the author (1989)

Vo-Dinh Mai was born in Vietnam and has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, including The Moon Bamboo, The Stone Boy and The First Snow. He lives in Florida.

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