Quang & Lien

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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Quang & Lien – Pionnières!

Discover 50 incredible women from around the world who throughout history have shown incredible courage in standing up against injustice and discrimination.

‘Pionnières ! – 50 femmes au destin extraordinaire’ illustrated by Quang & Lien for Auzou is available now.

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Quang & Lien – Thank You

A HUGE thank you 🙏 to all our amazing frontline workers ❤️ Illustration by Quang & Lien.

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Quang & Lien: NZ Life & Leisure

Quang & Lien have illustrated a fantastic set of seasonal images for NZ Life & Leisure magazine.

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Quang & Lien – Google Doodle

Google commissioned Quang & Lien to illustrate this beautiful Doodle, celebrating award-winning Vietnamese poet Xuân Quỳnh’s 77th Birthday.

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