The Orphan and the King book cover

The Orphan and the King

Literacy doesn't mean much if there's nothing to read. And writing good books is difficult for people never read a good book while growing up – if, in fact, they ever saw a book at all.

So much of our effort goes into helping young people to develop writing skills. Fairy tales are our most popular books for young readers, and also for new writers.

Sisawath spends most of his time at our rural book parties, getting kids exciting about reading. When he's back in the office, he writes. These three stories are his first collection, with three more coming soon.

by Sisawath , illustrated by Somboun Keomanyvong
First published in 2010 :: Lao language :: 48 pages :: Paperback :: 19 x 26 cm

Samples pages from our book: The Orphan and the King


Click on the cover or pages to see a larger image of them.

Your donation of just $1,000 to $3,500 (US) makes it possible for us to publish a new book. Find out more about encouraging literacy in Laos.