Friendship and betrayal
Siphai retells two traditional Lao stories, depicting life in a long-past era. In the first story, two friends hunt together in the forest every day. But Champa gets tired of sharing when his friend Champou never catches anything. Champa makes a plan to break off the friendship, with unexpected results.
The second story tells about a family that becomes poor after a friend betrays them. They work hard to survive, then get help from a magical naga.
Traditional stories remain our most popular category of books. These stories help in our goal of making it fun to read, so children - and adults - can acquire reading skills that will benefit them in other ways, as well.
by Sisawath Sionetha, illustrated by Somboun Keomanyvong
This book was made possible through the generosity of Lin Palmer of England. Thank you!
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