Vietnamese inventions accessible to children

June 3, 2007

16:56′ 01/06/2007 (GMT+7)


VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese inventions ranging from engineer Nguyen Cam Luy’s local construction feats to those that make international news by professor Tran Dai Nghia are now available in the picture book series, Vietnamese Invention.

Released by Kim Dong Publishing House and Phan Thi Company on May 29, the first volumes of the book introduce professor Tran Dai Nghia’s inventions of special guns and cannons used in the French resistance; teacher Bui Van Ga’s gas-driven motorbike; artisan Le Nguyen Vy’s stone-imprinting technique, and Tran Quang Thieu’s mouse trap feat.

“This picture book is for primary and secondary school kids. Our country has many inventors, but no one has ever told children stories about their journeys, searches and discoveries,” said My Hanh, President of Phan Thi, who started the idea of publishing such as book for children.

With vivid and humourous illustrations, Vietnamese Inventions will be published in 5-volume sets monthly. The illustrator of the first 10 volumes is 17-year-old “kid artist” Nguyen Thanh Nhan, who has been long in the profession despite his young age. Besides Vietnamese Inventions, he has also illustrated for Interesting Stories of Vietnamese History and The Spring of Life.

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