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About the Author
Truong Tran was born in Vietnam. In 1975 he immigrated with his family to the San Francisco Bay Area. Truong has received several poetry fellowships, and his poems have been published in literary journals such as ZZYZZYVA, The American Voice, and Poetry East. The author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Truong currently lives in San Francisco.
Ann Phong was born in Vietnam. In 1981 she escaped Vietnam by boat, and after living for a year in refugee camps in the Philippines and Malaysia, she settled in Southern California. Ann has shown her work in galleries and museums in the U.S. and abroad. She currently teaches art at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
"In this intimate bilingual tale bridging two cultures, Tran and Phong. . . write and paint from the heart." -- Publishers Weekly
"Phong's richly colored, double-page acrylic paintings capture both the child's dislocation in the strange crowds and the contrast between the two worlds she knows." -- Booklist
"An artistic book, both from the standpoint of Truong Tran's lyrical prose, and from Ann Phong's textured oil painted images of bustling market scenes, quenching rainstorms, and tender moments between grandchild and grandmother. Truong Tran's bilingual work is a welcome addition to the slowly emerging body of Vietnamese-American children's literature." -- The Asian Review of Books