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The Crystal Heart
A Vietnamese Legend


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Here is the author note from my picture book.—Aaron

For the retelling of this popular Vietnamese legend, numerous versions were consulted, the most important being “Le Cristal D’Amour,” in Légendes des Terres Sereines, by Pham Duy Khiêm, Mercure de France, Paris, 1951; and “Truong-Chi and Mi-Nuong,” in Vietnamese Legends, by L. T. Bach-Lan, Saigon, 1957 (private printing).

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The Crystal Heart
A Vietnamese Legend
Told by Aaron Shepard
Illustrated by Joseph Daniel Fiedler