Vietnamese conservationist's books to be published globally

By Dang Khoa   June 7, 2021 | 06:00 am PT
Vietnamese conservationist's books to be published globally
Book cover of ‘Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear’. Photo courtesy of Trang.
Macmillan Publishers will release worldwide award-winning conservationist Nguyen Thi Thu Trang two children's non-fiction books.

The 31-year-old has mentioned this on her Facebook page and uploaded an article from The Bookseller, a business magazine for the publishing industry.

‘Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear’ is based on Trang's own story about how she became a conservationist after witnessing a moon bear being tortured. It will be published in English in September.

‘Saving H’non: Chang and the Elephants’, to be published next year, has an older version of the character Chang saving an elephant that was forced to work in the logging and tourism industries for 50 years.

It is reported that Trang's books will be illustrated by Jeet Zdung, an artist who fuses traditional Vietnamese art with manga using pencil, watercolors, ink, and digital tools.

Pan Macmillan, one of the largest publishers in the U.K., has bought global rights excluding Vietnam and in all languages excluding Vietnamese from Kim Dong Publishing House.

Macmillan has already sold rights in the U.S., South Korea, China, Norway and Turkey.

Trang is the founder of WildAct, a non-profit which monitors the illegal wildlife trade and organizes educational programs for youths.

She was named in the BBC 100 women 2019 and 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia lists.

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