What the egg brought
This traditional Lao folktale tells of a poor orphan who lives with his grandmother. He doesn't have a fishing net, so the grandmother makes one from her hair. The next day he finds it filled with an enormous egg.
The egg was sent by a god; it contains the god's daughter, Nang Kaifa, and her servants. They marry, but before they can live happily ever after the orphan must win a contest against a greedy king who has set his sights on Nang Kaifa.
retold by Sengchan Padith, illustrated by Seng Xaysawan
This book is made possible by the support of Lori and Steve Orth (United States) and their adopted son, Davis, who is no longer an orphan.
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