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The First Journey (Paperback)

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During the Mekong Delta’s “floating season”, when the great river overflows, An and others like him must brave the floods to attend school. When An sets out on his own for the first time, he faces heavy rain and the mysteries of the dark Melaleuca swamp. Although strange dangers lurk in the water, An takes comfort in knowing that his friends are waiting for him at the end of his first journey alone.


Vietnamese artists Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien have published their first major work, The First Journey in Singapore after winning a major competition for Asian illustrators.
“The First Journey” is a story about a young boy called An who lives in South Vietnam. It tells the story of his first journey to school by himself during the Mekong Delta’s floating season. Our inspiration comes from a story in “Huong Rung Ca Mau” by Son Nam. The story revolves around a son and his dying father who sail a little boat through the Mekong floods. It is such a powerful and beautiful story that we wanted to illustrate it in this book.

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