The Bag of Smiles book cover

The Bag of Smiles

When an entire town forgets how to smile, they are sure that somewhere, there must be a secret of happiness, if only they could find it. One day a young boy sets out to search for that secret, and finds it in an unexpected way.

For over a century these six stories, each infused with a unique sense of wonder, have reminded readers of what's truly important in life. They are drawn from a larger book named "Why the Chimes Rang".

by Raymond Macdonald Alden, illustrated by Chittakone Vilaipong
First published in 2008 :: Lao language :: 112 pages :: Paperback :: A5

This book was made possible by a gift from Julie McIntyre of Australia.

Samples pages from our book: The Bag of Smiles


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