|READING VIỆT NAM: The 172-page book is titled Đất Nước Gấm Hoa (Beautiful Việt Nam) on Việt Nam’s history and culture by female author Võ Thị Mai Chi and Hồ Quốc Cường. It includes 63 maps of regions, cities and provinces across Việt Nam. — Photo courtesy of Kim Đồng Publishing House.|
HCM CITY — A picture book on Việt Nam, featuring the history, culture and developments of the country’s 54 ethnic groups, has been reprinted by the Kim Đồng Publishing House.
The reprinted work targets children and teenagers aged 11-15 years old.
The 172-page book is titled Đất Nước Gấm Hoa (Beautiful Việt Nam) and is written by female author Võ Thị Mai Chi. Its coloured pictures, based from different sources, are created by Hồ Quốc Cường.
It includes 63 maps of regions, cities and provinces across Việt Nam.
The book serves as an important learning tool for young readers, in the classroom and at home, to help them develop language and creativity skills. Its pictures help to improve children's storytelling skills and boost their engagement in reading.
“Reading Đất Nước Gấm Hoa will help us discover and learn facts about the country, its history and culture,” said Nguyễn Minh Thuỳ, a fifth-grade schoolgirl from HCM City’s Phú Nhuận District.
|TEACHING HISTORY: The cover of the picture book called Đất Nước Gấm Hoa (Beautiful Việt Nam), featuring the history, culture and developments of the country’s 54 ethnic groups. It targets children and teenagers aged 11-15 years old. — Photo courtesy of Kim Đồng Publishing House.|
Kim Đồng Publishing House, the country’s leading State-owned publisher for children's books, has 65 years in the industry. It has signed contracts with well-known authors, including young writers, to create books for teenagers.
Its reading programmes provide new book titles for children by Vietnamese and foreign writers.
The editing staff is working to provide more Vietnamese titles for children and senior school students this summer.
Books featuring Vietnamese culture, customs, history and arts have been issued. They include works by famous authors and poets such as Lê Đức Dương, Mai Ngô and Lưu Quang Vũ.
Its website, www.nxbkimdong.com.vn, has introduced new books in literature, history and the arts targeting children and teenagers.
"We want to join with society and parents to offer a safe and meaningful summer to children,” said a representative of Kim Đồng Publishing House. — VNS