H Is for Hanoi
ISBN: 1934159425
EAN13: 9781934159422
Language: English
Pages: 48
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
When the crickets call and the wind is still and the water buffalo all are sleeping, take a night journey through the streets of Hanoi with an artist who is searching for the city s Red River. Wafted by dreams that soar like a hundred white birds, wander through a city that is stilled and softened by darkness; savor the syrupy fragrance of blossom-filled trees and the music of a cake seller s song. Learn that everything we love we carry within, and hold that thought close while falling asleep. This bilingual story with its surreal and playful paintings is a beautiful addition to the Alphabetical World Series.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover When the crickets call and the wind is still and the water buffalo all are sleeping, take a night journey through the streets of Hanoi with an artist who is searching for the city s Red River. Wafted by dreams that soar like a hundred white birds, wander through a city that is stilled and softened by darkness; savor the syrupy fragrance of blossom-filled trees and the music of a cake seller s song. Meet ancient men, old as a pagoda, who eat porridge and chicken feet; listen as the sounds of a school of motorcycles swim past. Jump aboard one of them and whiz off into the night. Listen to the wisdom of a magic turtle and a river spirit. Learn that everything we love we carry within, and hold that thought close while falling asleep. What will you dream of? The luminous vision of Nguyen NghiaCuong s surreal and playful paintings combines magically with Elizabeth Rush s story of an artist s quest to reclaim forgotten memories in a place that has become unfamiliar after a long time of being away from home. H is for Hanoi evokes fairytales and bedtime stories that have lulled children to sleep for centuries, while taking all who turn its pages into a special dream in a very special city, a place that most of us have never seen.