June 17, 2017

In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van - Illustrated by April Chu

Author Muon Van invites readers into the home of a family in a seemingly tranquil Vietnamese village. While the husband is out at sea fishing, his wife prepares dinner and cares for their child, waiting for his safe return. Simple and rhythmic text guide the story along to unexpected dangers and then back again to the comforts of home.

The illustrations by April Chu are beautiful. The hills resemble those seen in ancient Asian paintings. The artwork is very detailed with warm tones. I adore the sweet-looking dog that appears in most of the pictures. In a Village by the Sea introduces young readers to a culture not often recognized in picture books.

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Creston Books 2015
Hardcover 32p
10.1" x 9.1"
Cover In a Village by the SeaDog peeks into windowWife makes dinnerInside the home

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