Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam

3.84 avg rating
( 117 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060249571: Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam

As a young boy growing up in the hills of central Vietnam, Nhuong s companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. When bullies harassed Nhuong, Tank sent them packing. When a wild tiger threatened the entire village, Tank defeated it. He led the herd and adopted a lonely puppy. Tank was Nhuong s best friend.

Nhuong gives readers a glimpse of himself when he was their age, and tells a thrilling story of how he and Tank together faced the dangers of life in the Vietnamese jungle which was their home.

"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Huynh Quang Nhuong also wrote The Land I Lost, which was published in five languages and received numerous awards. He was born in Mytho, Vietnam, and now lives in Columbia, Missouri.



People often ask what it is like for two artists to collaborate on the illustrations of a book. We think it is an exciting challenge and a learning experience. Throughout this process we share and develop our different ideas. We are constantly amazed that two minds can have so much in common and yet be so different, but we strongly believe that two minds are better than one.

"After carefully studying and exchanging our preliminary ideas about a manuscript, we work separately on thumbnail sketches. When our sketches are ready, we review them together and determine the most suitable drawing for each page. Then we begin to work on the full-size sketches. We focus on style, pose, expression, color, texture--every detail is carefully considered. We also keep in contact with the editor and author to exchange and discuss ideas. When everybody agrees that the full-size sketches are just right, we go on to finish the illustrations.

"Jean specializes in color, sensation, and effect, while Mou-Sien is more likely to originate ideas about composition. Collaboration means more time and effort, but when the whole process is complete and the final vision appears, it is all worthwhile. We're glad that we make a good team."

Jean and Mou-Sien were classmates at the Fine Art Department of the National Normal University in Taiwan. After graduation, they married and worked as teachers, designers, and illustrators. They also worked for a UNICEF Project in Taiwan, editing and designing 165 picture books-thirty of which they illustrated themselves. Their book Lovely Toys won the 1971 Golden Book Award for the best picturebook illustration. Mou-Sien also won the Golden Goblet Award for Excellent Achievement at Chinese Painting in 1990.

When they immigrated to the U. S. in 1974, they each tried a new profession. Jean was a textile designer and Mou-Sien worked for a film company. After three years, they decided to return to fine arts and illustration.

Jean vividly remembers reading a picture book in a bomb shelter when she was a young girl in Japan during World War II. "My fascination with the picture book let me forget the terrifying world outside. Now that I have the chance to help create these tales, that memory reminds me of the magic and power that can be possible."

The Tsengs live and work in Glen Cove, New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Quang Nhuong Huynh, Jean Tseng, Mou-Sien Tseng, Jean Tseng (Illustrator), Mou-Sien Tseng (Illustrator)
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0060249579 ISBN 13: 9780060249571
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060249579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Huynh, Quang Nhuong, Tseng, Jean, Tseng,
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0060249579 ISBN 13: 9780060249571
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060249579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Huynh, Quang Nhuong; Tseng, Jean; Tseng, Mou-Sien
Published by Harpercollins Childrens Books
ISBN 10: 0060249579 ISBN 13: 9780060249571
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060249579 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1018243

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Quang Nhuong Huynh
ISBN 10: 0060249579 ISBN 13: 9780060249571
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800602495711.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
97.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds