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Young author s book delves into environmental issue
POSTED | 15:26 PM | 06-08-2015

Young author’s book delves into environmental issue

-- By Kieu Giang, The Saigon Times

Le Huu Nam, a 29-year-old Vietnamese author/reporter, has released his third book “Mat ngu rung xanh” (Jungle Passwords) featuring a conversation among wild animals.

The book is about four kids – Mien, Lam, Jo and Susan – who come from different walks of life with different dreams. However, the quartet join hands with jungle warriors, including Giang the elephant, Musat the eagle and Ali the horse and Biu the tiger to fight enemies who destroy the jungle. The book shows the author’s imagination and creativity through a fast literacy style that provokes people’s thoughts and love for nature. It delivers a message of “The life of nature is the life of human beings” and honors love, sacrifice and self-reliance.

Local actress Hong Anh, the ambassador of a campaign to stop the consumption of rhino horns initiated by three nonprofit organizations WildAid, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Change Center, said, “Nam’s book surprises me as it teaches kids the love for nature. It is recommended for parents to read together with their children.”

Anh also revealed her plan to produce a cartoon adapted from the book to raise youth’s awareness on environmental protection.

According to environmental activist Hoang Thi Minh Hong, founder of WildAid and Change Center, it is expected that the book will have an impact on local child readers via the natural telling style of the author about wildlife.

Born with a severe cardiac disease, Nam has never given up his faith to overcome difficulties and obstacles in life.

He was born and raised in the Central Highlands full of jungles, mountains and animals. Most of his time was spent to discover wildlife and nature.

Although he is in charge of a newspaper’s cultural section, he is fond of writing stories about wildlife and environment protection and in cooperation with local non-profit organizations.

He finished the book in two months in the summer of 2013. He once planned to give up the book halfway due to three times of hospitalization.

Previously, Le Huu Nam had released two books, “Hanh trinh tro ve” (A Journey Back) in 2013 and “Con den nhu mot phep mau” (You Have Come Like a Miracle) in 2014.

Article courtesy of The Saigon Times.

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