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Bookclub – Diary of a Cricket (aka Adventures of a Cricket) by Tô Hoài
March 7, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
In 1941, ‘Diary of a cricket’ was published for the first time and immediately aroused a strong interest in young readers. Tô Hoài’s cricket, which began hopping on the grass along Hanoi’s To Lich River, eventually crossed national borders to touch the hearts of children in over 40 countries around the world. Diary Of a Cricket is regarded as a classic children’s novel across many decades. It describes the adventures of a cricket who leaves his nest and travels to different places. He grows up and learns by overcoming difficult situations with the help of many different people and animals. Despite numerous difficulties on the road, the cricket with his friends is determined to fight against injustice in life. This whole work of literature is an innovative invention of the author through a process of meticulous observation and careful study of a cricket’s life. Tô Hoài used stories of animals to debate the raison d’etre of human beings and to convey a message for young people – to walk new paths, try new works, and build a happy life, rather than staying in a sullen society. The story has been translated into Russian, English, French, Japanese, Swedish, Korean, and Khmer, and is popular in 40 countries. (from Vietnam Times).
Book trailer: https://youtu.be/DoZKUvMsojc
Tô Hoài (1920-2014) was a “great, old tree” of the Vietnamese literary circle and childrens’ literature. His real name was Nguyễn Sen while his pen name “Tô Hoài is the combination of two Hanoi areas – Hoài from Hoài Duc district and Tô from the Tô LIch River
Meeting venue: Maison Marou, 91a Thợ Nhuộm, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm
RSVP attendance –Maria