UW-EC student's research leads to Hmong children's book

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mai, the main character of the children's book "The Tiger in the Village," saves her family from a tiger by throwing hot peppers into its eyes. UW-Eau Claire graduate student Pakou Vang published the book in December. UW-Stout art graduate Jesse Edgington used acrylic paint for all of the illustrations.

Pakou Vang's attempt to make the research for her master's degree thesis more reliable prompted an unanticipated-yet-welcome result: the publication of a Hmong children's book.

"The Tiger in the Village," published in December by Lulu.com, tells the story of how family members save themselves from a tiger that invades their village during the Hmong New Year.


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