Fiction Tie – A Story About Three Thai Girls
Fiction Thai is a unique blend of fiction and non-fiction that teach you how to write Thai stories. Authors Laura LeMay and Michael Chabot have combined their expertise with their years of teaching in the creative writing program at Pacific University. Stories in this format are engaging, imaginative, and above all, beautifully written. It has been hailed as a new way to learn how to write Thai. These short books are perfect for any level of reader.
In The Story of Nobody’s Child, Laura LeMay takes readers on an exotic and delightful journey into Thailand. Here, she introduces you to the people of Thailand and shares their culture and history. While traveling the many regions of Thailand, LeMay uncovers the secrets behind some of its most beloved attractions. There are also a dose of factual information about the country as well as how the author created her unique take on Thai culture and life. This is a must-read, perfect for the avid Thai reader who is learning the art of storytelling through a fiction book.
This multi-award winning author has many accolades to her name. Her stories have been translated into more than 25 languages. Her first book, Nobody’s Child, was published in 1998 and is still being read today in Thailand and Cambodia. A masterpiece, Nobody’s Child tells the story of Phu Iset, a young woman who grows up in a poor village. Driven to escape an abusive home and pursue a dream of freedom, Phu Iset arrives in Bangkok, where she meets the exciting characters that will become her companions in her daring, magical escape.
The Story of Nobody’s Child follows Phu as she makes her way through this colorful, vibrant city. Although Phu is a hard working young girl, she has a strong sense of curiosity that drives her toward adventure. Along the way, she uncovers the secret of other, younger people who have also managed to make their way through the underbrush of society.
In order to uncover the mystery behind the other children, Phu teams up with two other Thai girls. Together, they search Bangkok in search of their friends. Their adventures in the search for friendship and family result in them meeting a lot of interesting people. Among the locals they meet is Kim, a former street child who has risen to be one of the most successful business owners in town. When they learn that Kim has trained her son to be a fighter, they join him in his quest. Along the way, they encounter other unlikely friends who also play important roles in the toppling of evil.
With the help of their new friend, Phu finally discovers the identity of her birth parent. However, the discovery does not come without a price. Phu is forced to kill her own mother and learn to love her adopted brother. Meanwhile, her love of martial arts draws the attention of the mysterious Master. He teaches her three martial arts styles: stick fighting, Grappling, and the traditional Karate.
It is with the help of Master Tao that the girls learn how to fight crime in the city, while also coming face to face with some of their Asian counterparts like terrorists and kidnappers. The Thai writing style is very simple and there are very few grammatical errors. The story flow is very well paced. I liked how the author gradually introduced new characters and locations so that the reader doesn’t get too bored. Although it is a children’s story, there is a bit of violence throughout, but it is minimal and never really hurts the story or the characters.
Overall, this is an enjoyable read. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good read that can teach values and maturity to young readers. This book will appeal to all ages, from elementary students to college students. I would definitely recommend this to someone who likes a good story about a girl growing up in modern-day Thailand. I enjoyed this story and the plot is really exciting.