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Ten Mice for Tet
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Cynthia gives an overview of the book:

Ten Mice for Tet illustrates a mouse family's preparations for the Vietnamese New Year. Each page of this work was hand embroidered by master artisan, Pham Viet Dinh, in the village of Quat Dong.  Quat Dong is a village outside of Ha Noi.  It is the town where the art of embroidery began in Vietnam and remains an artistic center today.  This book received numerous awards and was listed as a Notable Book for a Global Society. Sadly, the book is now out of print but it can be purchased directly from the author. Contact her at cweillvietnam@yahoo.com
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Ten Mice for Tet illustrates a mouse family's preparations for the Vietnamese New Year. Each page of this work was hand embroidered by master artisan, Pham Viet Dinh, in the village of Quat Dong.  Quat Dong is a village outside of Ha Noi.  It is the town where the art of embroidery began in Vietnam and remains an artistic center today. 

This book received numerous awards and was listed as a Notable Book for a Global Society.

Sadly, the book is now out of print but it can be purchased directly from the author. Contact her at cweillvietnam@yahoo.com

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This book is very unique.  It's pages were created in a small village in northern Vietnam.  The author had to communicate with master artisan, Pham Viet Dinh, through a translator.  Each embroiderered sheet was federal expressed half a world away to California for publication.

About Cynthia

I am a writer of multicultural children's books. For the illustrations of my work, I always collaborate with an artist or artisan from a developing nation.  Thus far, I have published four books.  I have commitments for three more.  These books have been well...

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