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Title:
Water buffalo days : growing up in Vietnam
Author:
Huynh, Quang Nhuong.
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st Harper Trophy ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperTrophy, 1999.
Physical Description:
116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
The author describes his close relationship to two water buffalo that were part of his family when he was growing up in a village in the central highlands of Vietnam.
Language:
English
Contents:
Missing water jug -- The perfect bull -- Bargaining -- The new calf -- Making friends -- Exploring -- Playtime -- Naming the bull -- Leading the herd -- Earthquake -- Crocodile alert -- A fierce fighter -- Father and son -- Hunting -- Tiger ambush -- The fallen hero.
Reading Level:
Middle School

1120 Lexile
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 6.4

Reading Counts! 6.8

Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 3.0 25058.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.8 6 Quiz: 12241 Guided reading level: P.
ISBN:
9780064462112
Format :
Book

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As a young boy growing up in the hills of central Vietnam, Nhuong's companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. When bullies harassed Nhuong, Tank sent them packing. When a wild tiger threatened the entire village, Tank defeated it. He led the herd and adopted a lonely puppy. Tank was Nhuong's best friend.

Nhuong gives readers a glimpse of himself when he was their age, and tells a thrilling story of how he and Tank together faced the dangers of life in the Vietnamese jungle which was their home.