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My First Day

My First Day

Hardcover

$17.99
My First Day

About the Book

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team, perfect for back to school.

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--one familiar to children all over the world.
 



 

Product Details

On sale: February 16, 2021
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593306260
Reading level: Lexile: AD680L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien are book creators who live and work together in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Quang and Lien are currently working on illustrations for a number of children's titles to be published in Vietnam and Europe.

Praise

"Enthralling, uplifting: a celebration of everyday heroes’ journeys in the quest for education and learning." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

“ A particularly propulsive, cinematic story.” —BookPage, starred review
 
“A lively journey that’s interesting in its own right…” —The Bulletin, starred review
 
Dazzle[s]…. Quang and Liên celebrate the beauty and wealth of the Mekong River.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review