Quang & Lien

Quang & Lien – Hundred Years of Happiness

A stunning picture book from HarperCollins illustrated by Quang & Lien, showcasing the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the challenges of memory loss, and the joy that sweet reminders of a faraway home can bring.

Striking and vivid illustrations bring this tender story of a loving, intergenerational Vietnamese family to life. Available this April.

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Quang & Lien – Where Is the Buddha?

Illustrated by Quang & Lien, ‘Where Is the Buddha?’ is a new story for children from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: a young boy named Minh goes on a journey to find the Buddha, only to discover the Buddha is in each one of us.

This charming tale of discovery, beginning in India with the story of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha, and then on to Vietnam with Minh and his quest is available from Plum Blossom now.

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Quang & Lien – It’s Up to Us

We’re very proud to reveal that Quang & Lien were chosen to illustrate the beautiful cover & internal spread for ‘It’s Up to Us: A Children’s Terra Carta for Nature, People and Planet’.

‘Children have a unique curiosity for Nature and for this amazing planet we call home.’ So writes HRH The Prince of Wales in his introduction to the book.

It’s Up to Us is based on the Terra Carta, a roadmap to sustainability issued by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and his Sustainable Markets Initiative.

Taking us on a beautiful, lyrical and thought-provoking voyage through Nature, the threats we face and an action plan for the future, the book was developed in partnership with The Prince’s Foundation, a charity established by HRH The Prince of Wales to demonstrate how Nature can be put at the heart of human activities.

Available from What on Earth Publishing.

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Quang & Lien – The Book of Sisters

Quang & Lien were delighted to illustrate Vietnamese heroines, ‘The Trưng sisters’, who led the rebellion against the first Chinese domination of Vietnam.

Part of ‘The Book of Sisters: Biographies of Incredible Siblings Through History’ available February 2022 from Neon Squid.

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Quang & Lien – Girl Giant and the Jade War

In this sequel to Girl Giant and the Monkey King, Thom and her friends set off on a far flung adventure to save the Heavens and the Jade Emperor from certain destruction.

This richly woven middle-grade fantasy series illustrated by Quang & Lien is full of humor, magic, and heart.

‘Girl Giant and the Jade War’ will be published by Roaring Brook Press this December.

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Quang & Lien – The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams

Our super-talented Vietnamese duo, Quang & Lien have worked their magic on this fantastic new middle grade cover design.

‘The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams’ hits shelves this October, published by Penguin Random House.

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Quang & Lien: My First Day

We’re delighted that ‘My First Journey’ has been adapted and published worldwide (excluding Asia) by Make Me a World (Penguin Random House US) under the title ‘My First Day’.

A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning author-illustrator team, Phung Nguyen Quang & Huynh Kim Lien.

This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination.

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Quang & Lien – Girl Giant and the Monkey King

‘Girl Giant and the Monkey King’ illustrated by Quang & Lien is a fantastic tale packed with magic, adventure, and middle-school woes.

The story focuses on Thom Ngo, a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl who is in high school in America. She sets out on a journey through Vietnamese folklore and mythology while simultaneously juggling school life and her relationship with her mother.

Containing themes of racism, belonging, identity, and inter-generational differences, this captivating fantasy tale is available from Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan from November.

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Quang & Lien – The Floating Field

Quang & Lien have illustrated ‘The Floating Field’, a nonfiction picture book about a group of soccer-loving boys from a Thai fishing village built on stilts who construct their own floating field and form the Koh Panyee Football Club.

Perfect for fans of stories about sports, beating seemingly impossible odds, and places and cultures not often shown in picture books. This inspiring story is available March 2021 from Lerner/Millbrook Press.

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Quang & Lien – Land of the Cranes

Quang & Lien‘s beautifully poignant cover illustration for ‘Lane of the Cranes’, a heart-wrenchingly touching story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.

This powerful new middle grade title is available this month from Scholastic Press.

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