Synopses & Reviews
As a young boy growing up in the hills of central Vietnam, Nhuongs companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. When bullies harassed Nhuong, Tank sent them packing. When a wild tiger threatened the entire village, Tank defeated it. He led the herd and adopted a lonely puppy. Tank was Nhuongs best friend.
Nhuong gives readers a glimpse of himself when he was their age, and tells a thrilling story of how he and Tank together faced the dangers of life in the Vietnamese jungle which was their home.
About the Author
Huynh Quang Nhuong also wrote The Land I Lost, which was published in five languages and received numerous awards. He was born in Mytho, Vietnam, and now lives in Columbia, MO..
Jean and Mou-sien Tseng are preeminent illustrators of Asian children's literature whose work for The Boy Who Swallowed Snakes won the American Book Award. They have also illustrated A Treasury of Mermaids by Shirley Climo (see pages 30-31). They live in Glen Cove, NY.