Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from Vietnam (Google eBook)
University of Hawaii Press, 2003 - Fiction - 113 pages
For centuries, Vietnamese have sustained the history of their nation, both actual and mythic, through their folklore. These stories, passed from generation to generation, contain not only the national saga, but also fundamental cultural values that Vietnamese hold dear. Some stories, like "A Daughter's Love, " are imaginative accounts of early Vietnamese history. Others, like "The Anger of the Waters" and the title story, "Two Cakes Fit for a King, " provide colorful explanations of the world and how it works. "The Story of Watermelon Island" offers readers a glimpse of the traditional agrarian values and way of life that are the foundation of Vietnamese society. Imaginative and captivating, funny and sometimes tragic, these tales have remained popular and culturally significant for Vietnamese, young and old, for hundreds of years. The intricate illustrations draw on centuries-old painting styles and on natural imagery and everyday life in Vietnam.
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Review: Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from VietnamUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
Not that I need to compare Vietnamese folktales to the British/German folktales that I grew up with, but it's hard, when reading stories about princesses and adventures, not to compare. And I have to ... Read full review
Review: Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from VietnamUser Review - Elizabeth - Goodreads
This was exactly what I needed -- short, clever little stories that I had never encountered before. I can't say there are any standouts in this collection, but the translation is lighthanded and based ... Read full review
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