A mermaid in the land of Nagas
In Laos, many fables tell of serpents known as nagas that live at the bottom of the Mekong River. Some have one head; some have seven. Sometimes they use their magical powers to take human form and come up onto the land.
So Hans Christian Andersen's classic and romantic fairy tale of a mermaid with just a single head (usually) will not seem too strange to Lao readers, young and old, who can now enjoy it for the first time.
by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Sakdaphone
This book was made possible by Pascale's colleagues, friends and family.
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