Product Details
List Price:
7 to 9
2 to 4
Trim Size:
10" x 10"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-550-8
Full-color illustration
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When you do a good deed, it will come back to you. Mai loves feeding the caged birds near the temple but dreams that one day she'll see them fly free. Then she meets Thu and shares the joy of feeding the birds with her. This sets a chain of good deeds in motion that radiates throughout her village and beyond. Set in Vietnam, Roseanne Thong's inspiring story, an Asian-Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book, is elegantly illustrated with watercolor on wood by Eujin Kim Neilan.


"A solid choice for multicultural units, this also demonstrates the value of kindness." Booklist

* "A perfect jewel. . . . A picture book of rare beauty in both story and artwork." Library Media Connection, starred review

Meet the Author

Roseanne Thong

Roseanne Thong is the award-winning author of many children’s books, including Wish, Red Is a Dragon, and Round Is a Mooncake. She lives in Southern California.

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Eujin Kim Neilan

Eujin Kim Neilan is the illustrator of The Best Winds, by Laura E. Williams, and The Rabbit and the Dragon King and In the Moonlight Mist: A Korean Tale, both retold by Daniel San Souci. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

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