Illustrator from Andersen’s country brought "A Journey to the Fairy Tale World" to Vietnamese children
The event was opened by the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Nicolai Prytz and the Director of Kim Dong Publishing House, Mr. Bui Tuan Nghia, with participation of many children from various schools in Hanoi.
|An illustrator from Andersen’s country brought "A Journey to the Fairy Tale World’" to Vietnamese children.|
The event was followed by two training seminars on the current trends in Danish picture books to promote exchange of knowledge and experience between the Danish and Vietnamese illustrators and writers.
At the opening of the event, Ambassador of Denmark to Vietnam Nicolai Prytzsaid stressed: "We highly treasure the long term cooperation between the Danish Embassy and Kim Dong Publishing House in improving children’s literature in Vietnam. The event today highlights both the success and the sustainability of our cooperation, as it continues to thrive several years after the official development cooperation programme ended in 2015.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Ms. Tove K. Lange for her generosity and kindness to provide us the opportunity to present her set of drawings and stories to Vietnamese children and friends. I hope that these beautiful paintings and entertaining stories will attract not only Vietnamese children but also adults and guide them through various fairy tales that most of us know by heart since our childhood".
|"A Journey to the Fairy Tale World", a set of beautiful fairy tale stories and drawings by Ms. Tove K Lange.|
Mr. Bui Tuan Nghia, Director of Kim Dong Publishing House also added: "We are grateful for the long term co-operation with the Danish Embassy and the Danish Association of Writers and Illustrators. Many Vietnamese writers and illustrators find the experience and knowledge gained during the past years from working with Danish artists both directly and through workshops very helpful and valuable.
Kim Dong Publishing House has also received a lot of attention and high interests from local authors for the training workshops this time with the Danish expert, Ms. Tove K. Lange. This shows genuine need of Vietnamese authors in improving their writing and illustrating skills and capacity".
"A Journey to the Fairy Tale World" is a set of lovely drawings and enticing stories on some of the most well-known fairy tales, which lead audiences to travel from one fairy tale to another.
The event is part of a comprehensive cultural and public diplomacy programme undertaken by the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark.
The cooperation programme between Kim Dong Publishing House and the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam from 2005 to 2015 aimed at improving children’s literature in Vietnam. However, collaboration activities continue as part of the direct initiatives of the two parties.
The cooperation has created a ‘change in mind-set’, as picture books are now considered as equally an important part of children’s literature as written stories. Illustrations are now an integral part of a book, not just complimentary.
Hundreds of Vietnamese writers and illustrators trained by experts from the Association of Danish Writers and Illustrators have learned to explore various boundaries and limits, something which was completely alien before.
With support from Denmark, the role of children’s literature in Vietnam is increasingly and widely recognized as important and indispensable. Literature has become one of the spaces for children to interact with society, to engage, to reflect and to experience the first steps in being a young participating citizen.
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