|BOOKS FOR KIDS: The HCM City-based Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House has signed contracts with well-known authors, including young writers, to create books for children and teenagers. — Photo courtesy of the publisher|
HCM CITY — More than 200 titles of books for children and teenagers by Vietnamese writers have been reprinted and distributed by the HCM City-based Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House this month.
The publication promotes the habit of reading among young people.
Literature book, comic books, colouring books and reference books are offered.
Poem collections and short stories by young writers such as Mai Chi, Ánh Tuyết and Hà Triều are also featured.
Highlighted books include Hương Rừng Cà Mau (Scent of Forest in Cà Mau), a famous short stories collection by late cultural researcher and author Sơn Nam of Kiên Giang Province.
The work was first released in 1962 and has been reprinted several times by leading publishing houses. It was translated and taught at Paris University Diderot.
Hương Rừng Cà Mau includes 18 short stories featuring Mekong Delta cultures, southern people and their lifestyles.
Trẻ Publishing House released the book in a new version of 204 pages including paintings by young artists.
Nam was born in U Minh Hạ in Rạch Giá Province (now Kiên Giang) in 1926. He studied in Cần Thơ and took part in the resistance war against the French in 1945. He passed away in HCM City in 2008.
Nam wrote more than 60 fiction and non-fiction books, 400 short stories and did many research works. His books have attracted millions of readers from different generations.
His readers call Nam “a living dictionary on the southern land” because his writing features his love for and knowledge of the southern region.
|CLASSIC TITLES: The Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House has reprinted and distributed more than 200 titles of books for children and teenagers to promote the habit of reading among young people. — VNS Photo Thu Anh.|
“We are working to provide more Vietnamese titles for children and teen readers this year,” an official of the publishing house said.
In order to raise the awareness of parents about the importance of books for children, Trẻ Pubishing House will organise book fairs and host discussions with leading children’s book authors, educators and psychologists this summer.
The printer has signed contracts with well-known authors, including young writers, to create books in literature, history and the arts targeting children and teenagers.
Its long-term campaign “Vietnamese Writes Books for Vietnamese Children” began in 2018 and has supported local writers to offer more quality publications for young readers. — VNS