The Tet Pole: The Story of the Tet Festival
Author: Quoc, Tran
Illustrator: Nguyen Bich
Language/s: English, Vietnamese
This bilingual picture book (English and Vietnamese) retells the ancient folktale of how some Vietnamese villagers, with the help of Lord Buddha, outwit the greedy devils and succeed in taking back their precious land to grow rice and maize. The Vietnamese celebrate this victory during the Lunar New Year Festival, also known as Tet.
Publisher: Kim Dong Publishing House (2014)