Vietnamese picture book authors

Quang & Lien – My Grandfather’s Song

‘My Grandfather’s Song’, written and illustrated by Vietnamese duo, Quang & Lien, is a stunning picture book about a family’s connection to their land, their home, and each other.

Long ago, Grandfather came to a new land. Fish swam in the water, birds chirped in the sky, monkeys played in the trees. And in this wilderness, with his own two hands, Grandfather built a house.

It wasn’t easy. But the land gave him what he needed. And it became his home. Decades later, his grandson will have all he needs: a head full of memories, two capable hands, and the heart to appreciate family, nature, and home. Published by Penguin Random House, this picture book creates a warm symphony of conservation and the sacred bond between grandparent and child.

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Quang & Lien: My First Day

We’re delighted that ‘My First Journey’ has been adapted and published worldwide (excluding Asia) by Make Me a World (Penguin Random House US) under the title ‘My First Day’.

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning author-illustrator team, Phung Nguyen Quang & Huynh Kim Lien.

This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination.

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