BISAC category: History / Asia / Southeast Asia (Grade 8 and above, updated December 26, 2017) For English readers wishing to learn more about Vietnamese history and culture, especially the latest scholarly knowledge about the origins of the modern Vietnamese, the choices are abundant. However, while valuable memoirs have been written by Americans about their unique experiences during the Vietnam War, an informative English text about the History of Vietnam written r unique experiences during the Vietnam War, an informative English text about the History of Vietnam written by Vietnamese-Americans is still a rare encounter. Able to peruse French, English, and Vietnamese writings, the authors have committed themselves to produce a well illustrated book which addresses most aspects of Vietnamese history and culture (e.g. ancestral myths, historic legends, traditional beliefs) for the new generations. There is no intent to refight old battles or to appeal to cultural pride, just stories, as unbiased and documented as possible, about a country and its people that deeply impacted America. Of note, the authors have succeeded to weave in their historical accounts many legends and tales symbolic of the rich cultural treasure of Vietnam. Each of the authors may have shown a certain professional bias. The surgeon (Dang) uses a more dissecting and analytical approach in his treatment of complex topics (e.g. reviewing the whole Vietnam history in one chapter and analyzing the Viet identity in another) or national heroes (e.g. General Ly Thuong Kiet, author of the first Vietnamese Declaration of Independence; General Tran Hung Dao, who vanquished the Mongols; Le Loi in his 10-year struggle against the Ming occupation army). On the other hand, the pediatrician (Ho) tends to choose younger, lesser heroes (e.g. Lady Trieu instead of the famous Trung Sisters), notable either for their precocity (e.g. Ky Dong who became Gauguin’s friend; Cao Thang who manufactured firearms; Le Quy Don with his presence of mind and erudition) or their exceptional position at a turning point of history (e.g. Little Prince Canh who met Thomas Jefferson and Queen Marie Antoinette in Paris at a period when revolutions occurred in the US, France and Vietnam; exiled King Duy Tan who supported Charles de Gaulle and fought as a Major in the Free French navy during World War II). A few chapters use original sources: old French and English documents pertaining to the conditions of Vietnam when first exposed to the West and the Christian religion in the 17th century, and when falling prey to French colonialism in the second half of the 19th century. The book also includes reviews of Vietnamese Buddhism, traditional medicine, firearms, and astronomy in the Middle Ages. It concludes with an assessment of the recent adaptation of the Vietnamese diaspora to its new life in America.… read more
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Excerpt from The Queen's Poisoner; Or France in the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1 of 3: A RomanceTo the liberality of a kind friend, w...hose library has been open to the author, she debted for the facilities which have rendered the compilation of this historical romance an occupation of pleasure; and to that friend the work is affectionately inscribed.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Excerpt from The Christmas Fire-Side: Or the Juvenile CriticsVirtue, the more intimately she is known, will be the more admired; a...nd to trace her actions to their source may lead us, in the end, to emulate them. It is impossible, says an elegant adage.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
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Take an imaginary journey into the life of an elderly person! Discover what God says about the old and the young, and about their ...roles, responsibilities, and relationships toward one another. read more
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Pages: 102, Edition: 1st, Hardcover, CITIC Press Corporation
岩井俊雄著的《天空100层的房子(精)》讲述了一个寒冷的冬日，一只大山雀肚子饿了，可是只找到了一颗葵花子。"只有这个根本吃不饱，怎样才能找到更多的食物呢？......对了！我把这颗种子种下去，它可以结出很多很多种子......"。为了找到可以种下种子的地方，大...山雀朝天空飞去。 read more
Contents of the book: the sweetest dream is sweeter than candy and it is hiding in stories that the mother tells; the warmest drea...m is warmer than sunshine and it is in poems of father. At a cozy night, you can read the book and smile together with your baby. Let the sweetest and the warmest dream flow with twittering, climb up on his mouth and lighten his childhood. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is curious as to what it means and finds a young lady at a cabin in the woods... who begins reading to him, but that isn't enough and he returns everyday to hear her tales of far-off lands. 25,000 first... read more
A 75th Anniversary edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's world-famous classic featuring a new cover and the history and making of ...this beloved story. Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. This special edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's world-famous classic marks its seventy-fifth anniversary in print. Featuring a beautiful new cover and a special look at its history and making—including a biography of Saint-Exupéry, sketches, photos, and reviews from the first edition—this new anniversary edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of both devoted and new readers alike. read more
This is a story-telling history book taking time as the longitude, events and characters as the latitude and interweaving them tog...ether. On the premise of respect for history, the book tries to describe the interesting historical scenes and outline the lifelike characters in vivid and interesting language, so as to comprehensively and truly reflect the social outlook of different historical periods, thus very readable and interesting. read more
One of the finest history books for children, this well-loved Hillyer classic features stories of world history from prehistoric m...an through the 20th century, inspiring an appreciation of how events relate to one another. read more
Packed with stunning photography and fascinating facts, Great LEGO® Sets: A Visual History explores the history of LEGO sets in ma...gnificent detail. The guide offers an expansive overview of the most significant, popular, and interesting play sets, featured in chronological order from 1955 to the present day.Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History features the most beloved sets in the LEGO Group's long history, including much-loved classic 1980s LEGO Space and LEGO Castle sets and the latest stunning licensed themed sets, such as LEGO® Star Wars®.Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group and with profiles and quotes from LEGO designers, this captivating new book also comes with an exclusive retro-style LEGO set for readers to build.LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2015 The LEGO Group.Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group. read more
This book is a Do it yourself story book. All you need to do is draw a picture and write your own story. This also makes a great d...aily journal for you, write and draw what happened in your day so you can look back on these memories. You can also make this a long story book or a long comic book. You have 2 pages to a story so let your imagination run wild and have some fun drawing and writing every single day. And be creative as you have 4 boxes to draw your pictures so make a story and let your imagination run wild. read more
A young girl tells how different things in our everyday environment can sometimes make our five senses upset. She explains how wor...king with an occupational therapist helped her with overcoming a sensory dysfunction or hypersensitivity to food textures. read more
Pages: 161, Edition: 2nd, Hardcover, Jieli Publishing House
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expe...nsive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. read more
Follow the "Gung Ho!" Dragon Boat Team as they prepare for a race, then work together so well that they are taken on a fantastic f...light through Philadelphia, arriving back to the finish line just in time to WIN the race! All proceeds from 2014 will be donated to The Nexus School, located in Montgomery County, PA. The Nexus School is devoted to educating children within the autism spectrum. Nexus stresses social understanding and development in an academic-based program, providing an educational and nurturing environment with comprehensive and integrated therapies tailored to the needs of each child as an individual. read more
《100层的房子》：有一天，多奇收到了住在100层房子顶层的蜘蛛王子的来信，信上写着"欢迎你来我家玩儿"。多奇按照信上的地图走啊走啊，突然一座房子出现在眼前！多奇使劲向上看，可是怎么也看不到房子的顶层，多奇能顺利地到达第100层吗......？ 《地下100层...的房子》：有一天，小空正在洗澡，突然传来一个陌生人的声音。"我家住在地下第100层，现在要举行一个晚会，你要不要来玩儿呢？"小空想了想，决定去看一看。地下100层的房子里到底要举行什么晚会呢？ 《海底100层的房子》：一艘轮船航行在茫茫的大海上。一个小女孩抱着名叫天天的洋娃娃站在桥头，正要给海鸥喂食。突然，海鸥的翅膀撞到了天天--扑通！她一下子掉到了海里。那么，天天最后能不能再回到小女孩的身边呢？ 跟着岩井俊雄著的《100层的房子(共3册)(精)》一起来体验地上、地下和海底100层的房子的惊奇吧！每一层都住着不同的主人，每一层都有不同的故事，那么住在第100层的到底是谁呢？ read more
拉开帷幕，几百位主人公同时为你上演一场历史大戏。从137亿年前的宇宙大爆炸，到今时今日......每一位主人公都有自己的故事，每一个故事都以某种形式与其他故事相连。还等什么？翻开这本《地球通史墙书（贴纸版）》，找到你喜欢的主人公，开始属于你自己的历史探索之旅吧...！ read more
A family picture story book for very young readers.
When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source—a... cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands. Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading. read more
"This is our world. Like many things in nature it's round and holds everyone at the same time. This is the Gender Wheel. Like our ...world it's round and holds everyone at the same time too..." In 2010 Maya introduced the Gender Wheel and the Gender Team in the Gender Now Coloring Book. It was a jammed packed coloring extravaganza exploring bodies, nature and history in relation to multiple gender identities. It also opened up the possibility of play and expansion around our still limited language of "boy" and "girl." Now the Gender Team returns, expanded and stronger than before, inviting you on a picture book journey through the Gender Wheel. This School Edition takes the original book, The Gender Wheel (2017), and puts clothes on all the kids to be more conducive to school environments. It is a powerful opportunity for kids to understand the origins of the current binary gender system, how we can learn from nature to see the truth that has always existed and revision a new story that includes room for all bodies and genders. The Gender Wheel offers a nature-based, holistic non-western framework of gender in a kid-friendly way. Also included are Teacher Tips on how to hold a holistic perspective on gender in the classroom. www.genderwheel.com They She He Me: Free to Be! is a powerful companion to this book and uses pronouns as a place to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression. Together these books offer an integrated foundation to talk to kids about gender and expand our thinking as we remember that we ALL belong. read more