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Village of a Thousand Treasures

Something about the Story

One day, in the Land of the Rising Sun, two wicked robbers stopped at an inn after a long journey. There they overheard a conversation about a place known as “the village of a thousand treasures”. Immediately they gallopped off to the village hoping to seize the treasures. When they arrived, however, all they found were hard-working men and women, lots of children and humble houses. Where were the villagers hiding their treasures? Blinded by their greed, the two robbers end up falling into the trap that the villagers set up to protect their most valuable possessions, something far more precious than money or gold...

Something about the Author

Veronique Massenot obtained a degree in Art History. After the birth of her first child, she wrote her first novel. Since then, she has continued to write children’s picture books and novels for young readers. She also visits schools regularly and holds writing workshops.

At home Veronique has three treasures of her own: their names are Fanny, Theo and Lola. They inspired her to write Village of a Thousand Treasures, since like the children in the story they love to dress up and play tricks on grown-ups.

You can go learn more of Veronique Massenot's work by visiting www.veroniquemassenot.net

Something about the Illustrator

Marcelino Truong was born in the Phillipines. He has lived and travelled in many countries, including the United States, Great Britain, Vietnam and France. After studying Literature and Political Science, he became a self-taught artist and illustrator. He has illustrated many children’s books, and his pictures are also featured in adult newspapers and magazines. In 1995, one of his children’s books won a prestigious award at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair.

Marcelino is passionate about Japanese warriors.As a boy, he used to dress up as a samurai with a cardboard armour, a sword made of bamboo and a kitchen strainer that became his helmet. He also practises Oriental martial arts.
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