“In a fishing village by the sea there is a small house…” So starts In a Village by the Sea, an absolutely beautiful, lyrical book. My children loved this book and we have read it again and again.
It’s actually a circular poem, where the story begins and ends with a related phrase. Each illustration and new section of the story captures a detail from the previous page and leads into the next, with a faithful dog leading the way.
There is a timeless and familiar quality to this story of a family waiting for a fisherman to return and a fisherman longing for his family. The beautiful colors in the illustrations draw you into the story of a village, a home, a family, a storm, and a peaceful return to a small house in a village by the sea.
An Bang is one of the few remaining stretches of beach in Vietnam that remains mostly unspoilt by development, offering clean blue sea and unmatched island mountain views, just like those shown in the book. If you’re looking for a family escape, An Bang is about fifteen minutes from Hoi An and offers a perfect place to relax.
In a Village by the Sea would be a great addition to any family’s library. Click here to add it to yours.