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The Watermelon Prince

from  Cultureverse

Jul 29, 2021

 

In this episode of our cultural adventure series, May finds a curious watermelon that connects her to her Vietnamese heritage and herself. This story is inspired by the Vietnamese folktale, The Watermelon Prince. It is the story of a king’s adopted son who gets banished to a faraway island after the king’s biological son spreads vicious rumors about the adopted one. It is on the island that the son discovers the watermelon. One day, he carves a message of love to his adopted father in the water...more

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