The First Journey (Paperback)
Author: Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien
During the Mekong Delta's 'floating season', when the great river overflows, An and others like him must brave the floods to attend school. When An sets out on his own for the first time, he faces heavy rain and the mysteries of the dark Melaleuca swamp. But although strange dangers lurk in the water, An takes comfort in knowing that his friends are waiting for him at the end of his first journey alone.