Mid-Autumn Festival Bilingual Books Released For Children

On August 8, Lionbooks published a bilingual book named "The Story of the Moon," which is a work under the Mid-Autumn Story series written by Chieu Xuan.

0
357

“The Story of the Moon” (Chuyen mua trang) tell a story about a garden of red persimmon (a typical fruit for autumn in the Northern region in Vietnam) that opens up a “secret world” of insects and small animals. They are both familiar and strange to children.

With gentle and descriptive writing, the atmosphere of the preparation days for the Mid-Autumn Festival appears vivid and real. The small world in the story is meticulously developed and attractive. It also bears Vietnamese traditions with familiar trees, landscapes, and gifts on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as red persimmons, grapefruits, ripe guavas or moon cakes.

Mid Autumn Festival Bilingual Books Released For Children
Photo: sggp

Notably, the artist spent more than 6 months creating hand-drawn pictures with classic colors. Moreover, the character system and details were developed meticulously for the book named “Moon Season Story”.

With the desire to bring the Mid-Autumn Festival atmosphere to young readers, at the launching ceremony, the organizers held many activities such as experiencing 3D mapping technology; practicing making lanterns, and coloring mache masks.

The book named “Dung dinh trang di” takes the background in Hoi An from the perspective of the Moon on the Mid-Autumn Festival Day. Through the moon’s feelings, the children will walk with the Moon on Hoi An streets to see colorful lanterns, make moon cakes with their mother, go with their father to buy lanterns, and go with the whole family to break the festival.

With the unique idea of ​following the baby’s footsteps, the book is a memorial experience with sight and eye-catching illustrations, pure and lovely lyrics, along with amazing music. The book includes 3 Mid-Autumn Festival songs which were completely composed by author Kat Ha – an expert in early childhood education.

Mid Autumn Festival Bilingual Books Released For Children
Photo: sggp
Mid Autumn Festival Bilingual Books Released For Children
Photo: sggp

These are two books belonging to the pure Vietnamese series, to promote and introduce the beauty of Vietnamese culture. Books have QR codes for children to scan, see cover effects and listen to songs, a way of applying technology to books to attract children to read books.

“Dung dinh trang di” has now been copyrighted to Horami Publishing House in Germany to release a German-Vietnamese bilingual version in August.

Besides the Vietnamese market, the Mid-Autumn Story series is also distributed in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. The book series is a cooperation between Lionbooks and Happy Bookstore – a bookstore for overseas Vietnamese, with branches in Germany, USA, Canada, Japan; an accompanying unit for exclusive distribution of products in foreign markets.

Mid-Autumn Festival Bilingual Books Released For Children
Dung dinh trang di. Photo: Lionbooks)
Mid-Autumn Festival Bilingual Books Released For Children
Meticulous and brilliant hand-drawn drawings.. Photo: Lionbooks.

In addition to the set of books, the children were also given many gifts: book cover, stickers, bookmark, QR Code to scan the music of the songs attached in the book, the storybook.

“The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time that is always awaited by children all year. At that time, the children could play and enjoy the sound of lion dance drums or eat fruits and sweets comfortably. I want to bring those lovely things to the pages of the book to help children understand and feel a bit of a true Mid-Autumn Festival like I did,” said Ms. Nguyen Chieu Xuan, founder of Lion Books publishing unit.

Ruby Lee