Logo of Big Brother Mouse, publishing books in Laos
 

Bring a new book into Laos

Can you help us make books that are more affordable?

Will you join hundreds of other book sponsors to get books to more children in Laos? Each sponsorship helps us publish one more book in a country where that's still a rare event. Here are details about how to send your sponsorship donation.

Books that need a sponsor: (all amounts are in U.S. dollars)

COOKING LAO FOOD: a book that needs a sponsor.

COOKING LAO FOOD
Kham, whose cooking has delighted many of the Big Brother Mouse staff, tells how to make more than two dozen of her most popular dishes. They include Lao classics (owlam; tom yam); Luang Prabang specialties (kai paen); and others that are delicious but less well unknown (cabbage with eggs).
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $2400

THE LYING KING AND THE SUN BEAR
The Khmu are the largest ethnic minority in Laos, with a distinct culture and long tradition of storytelling. Here are four stories that are particularly popular in Khmu villages.
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $1000
We have one co-sponsor for this book; we need another co-sponsorship of $1,000. Will you help us bring this book into print?

PRINCE PHADAENG AND PRINCESS AIKHAM
This long legend tells of the daughter of a rich man and a mute beggar who fall in love and marry, but do not find happiness together. They are reborn: She as a princess; he as a naga prince, and meet again.
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $2200

HOW TO CARE FOR PIGS
Several types of pig are commonly raised in Laos. This book gives advice about choosing which type is best for your circumstances, and how to feed and care for it.
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $3000

YELLOW BOOK OF INTERESTING FACTS
Many children in Laos don't learn to read until grades four or later. They are eager for different content than a 6-year-old wants. This book offers facts and pictures about topics ranging from strange fish to early airplanes, all in very easy Lao.
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $1900

TREASURE ISLAND
With its hidden gold, mutinies, and the memorable pirate Long John Silver, Treasure Island has entertained generations of adventure lovers in other countries. Now Lao readers can enjoy it, and at the same time, improve their reading skills.
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $3250

PREHISTORIC LIFE COLORING BOOK
What child isn't intrigued by dinosaurs? Yet many kids in Laos haven't yet heard of them. These drawings and short captions depict animals ranging from early sea creatures to primitive humans, but with a special emphasis on dinosaurs.
Lao and English. Sponsorship: US $2600

LITTLE DEER
This coming-of-age story portrays a native American Indian boy in a culture that centers around the buffalo hunt. Through his exciting story, readers learn about hunting, trading, ceremonial dances, and other customs of Native Americans.
Lao language. Sponsorship: US $1800

Can you help? Donations can be made be credit card, by bank transfer; in the USA and Australia you can send a check. Full details are on the donate page.

Sponsors will get a thank-you both in the book, and on our website. If you prefer not to have your name appear, or would like to be listed in a particular way (as a business, for example, or with a partner's name), please let us know.

A family tells Why we brought a book to life in Laos.