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Garland, Sherry.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2001
IL 3-6, RL 6.5
ISBN 0152242007
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Have you ever wondered how tigers got their stripes, how the man in the moon got there or what causes monsoon rains? If so, this is the perfect book to find out how each of these things happen.

The introduction of the book tells a little of Vietnam's history, and through five short folktales, Sherry Garland tells a little history of Vietnamese beliefs: tigers getting their stripes because one tiger was burned by the rope he was tied in, the man in the moon getting there by not letting go a a tree that has magic healing affects and monsoon rains being caused by two brothers fighting over a princess they both wanted to marry. There is even a folktale about vanity and wanting things beautiful. It is an ideal book about humility, generosity and compassion.  (Stacy Putz,, college student)

SUBJECTS:     Folklore -- Vietnam.

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