In a Village by the Sea--Perfect for the whole family!


Come meet children's author Muon Van and illustrator April Chu! This gorgeous picture book is written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery. In a Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. An imaginative adventure through a tranquil Vietnamese home with stunning illustrations, the calm circular tale offers us a world of hearth and home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles.

Perfect for ages 4-10 and anyone who appreciates a wonderful tale and fabulous illustration.


Muon Van was born on the run in the southern port city of Rach Gia, Vietnam. When she was nine months old, she left Vietnam as part of the "boat people" mass exodus. She now lives in Northern California.


April Chu began her career as an architect with a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, but decided to return to her true passion of illustrating and storytelling. She recalls spending most of her childhood drawing whimsical characters in her notebook after school everyday, and she hasn’t stopped drawing ever since. April currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. This is the second picture book she has illustrated. For more information, visit


Event date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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By Muon Van, April Chu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781939547156
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Creston Books - May 12th, 2015