The Vietnam war is over, and Grandfather and young Nam dream that the new dikes will restore the wetlands, bringing home the beautiful cranes that once filled the winter sky. But other villagers think that growing rice is a more practical use for the land.
"This is a beautiful book with many layers of meaning and an important message. The simple illustrations...are lovely and appealing."--School Library Journal.
32 pages 978-0688123390 Ages 5-8
Keywords: Vietnam, Asia, birds, cranes, nature, agriculture, rice, multigenerational, wetlands, grandfather, wonder, relationship, family, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, diversity, diverse books, symbols, ecosystem, habitat, multicultural