Mrs. Bach Lan has assembled an interesting selection of Vietnamese legends. These tales, well and simply translated by the author, have considerable charm, derived in no small part from the sense they convey of familiar human situations clothed in exotic dress. Here, in tropical settings, we have faithful lovers, jealous wives, unkind stepmothers, the stuff of which so many Western folk stories are made. One story indeed is Cinderella over again. We hope that this little book will find many readers and stimulate friendly interest in a country whose present-day problems are regrettably better known than her past culture.