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Nguyen Nhat Anh’s “Toi la Beto” book to be published in RoK

The book entitled “Toi la Beto” (I am Beto) by children’s best-selling author of Vietnam Nguyen Nhat Anh will be translated to Korean and published in the Republic of Korea (RoK).

According to the Ho Chi Minh City-based Tre (Youth) Publishing House - the representative of Nguyen Nhat Anh’s book copyright, RoK’s 59mins Publishing House has bought the copyright of the book. It plans publish the book in the RoK in early 2022, translated by translator Jeong Yekang.

This is the second book by Nguyen Nhat Anh to be published in the RoK after “Cho toi xin mot ve di tuoi tho” (Give me a ticket to childhood) by Dasan Books Publishing House in 2013.

Released in 2007, I am Beto tells the story about an intelligent dog named Beto and his friends. So far, more than 150,000 copies of the book have been sold, becoming one of the best-selling works of Nguyen Nhat Anh.

Nguyen Nhat Anh is a favourite author of children, teenagers and adults. His well-known novels recently published include Toi la Beto (I am Beto); Cho toi xin mot ve di tuoi tho (Give me a ticket to childhood); Dao mong mo (Dream Island); and Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh (I see yellow flowers on green grass); and “Mat biec” (Blue Eyes).

In September 2020, Nguyen Nhat Anh’s long story entitled "Di Qua Hoa Cuc" (Going through daisy season) and Cho Toi Xin Mot Ve Di Tuoi Tho were also introduced to Japanese readers by Japan’s Nikkei Publishing House and The Daido Life Foundation. Earlier, his works Mat biec and Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh were published in in 2004 and 2017, respectively./.