China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan Epub



10 thoughts on “China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    One of three bilingual adaptations of the classic Chinese folk poem about Mu Lan that I have read the other two being Jeanne M Lee s The Song of Mu Lan and Song Nan Zhang s The Ballad of Mulan China s Bravest Girl presents an English adaptation, in rhyming verse, of the tale, with a Chinese translation of that adaptation, done by Wang Xing Chu This seems to set it apart from the other two retellings, which present translations of the original ballad poem, which also appears in two One of three bilingual adaptations of the classic Chinese folk poem about Mu Lan that I have read the other two being Jeanne M Lee s The Song of Mu Lan and Song Nan Zhang s The Ballad of Mulan China s Bravest Girl presents an English adaptation, in rhyming verse, of the tale, with a Chinese translation of that adaptation, done by Wang Xing Chu This seems to set it apart from the other two retellings, which present translations of the original ballad poem, which also appears in two different styles on the page All told, I think I prefer this latter approach, although Chin s version is not without appeal.The text itself reads well enough, and will be particularly appealing for younger readers, I think, while the bright, colorful illustrations, done by Tomie Arai, will hold their attention Other than the information, presented at the rear, that the story is based on a Soong Dynasty poem, little historical background is given, which again is in contrast to the other two books Still, while I cannot rate this one as highly as the Lee and Zhang retellings, I think it is worth seeking out, particularly for those readers who may have had the misfortune only to have encountered this story through the Disney film


  2. Alma Loredo Alma Loredo says:

    Hua Mu Lan sees a notice on her father s door to report for battle She is afraid because her father is ill and he does not have a son that can report for him She decides to honor her father by going to battle for him She disguises herself as a boy and reports instead of her father She tries her best to not let the others know she is really a girl Toward the end of the battle she is discovered At the others but her down and do not what to deal with her She bravely defeats their opponents Hua Mu Lan sees a notice on her father s door to report for battle She is afraid because her father is ill and he does not have a son that can report for him She decides to honor her father by going to battle for him She disguises herself as a boy and reports instead of her father She tries her best to not let the others know she is really a girl Toward the end of the battle she is discovered At the others but her down and do not what to deal with her She bravely defeats their opponents She is praised by her entire town This is a great book that can be used to share different cultures to our students It can also be used to show students that gender roles are not always the way they are pictured


  3. Inoli Inoli says:

    Very nice Told in verse Nice watercolor art I had never known anything about the legend of Hua Mu Lan and this wasn t what I was looking for but it added to my growing familiarity with children s picture books so it served a good purpose anyway.Oh, and there s a running Chinese translation, the most interesting thing of which, to me, was the fact that with a brief perusal I couldn t find any duplicate characters nor relate it in any way to the English text I learned that there are tens of th Very nice Told in verse Nice watercolor art I had never known anything about the legend of Hua Mu Lan and this wasn t what I was looking for but it added to my growing familiarity with children s picture books so it served a good purpose anyway.Oh, and there s a running Chinese translation, the most interesting thing of which, to me, was the fact that with a brief perusal I couldn t find any duplicate characters nor relate it in any way to the English text I learned that there are tens of thousands of Chinese characters and that functional literacy requires the knowledge of between 3,000 and 4,000 characters


  4. Meg McGregor Meg McGregor says:

    The girls and I are reading, as many different versions of Mulan, that we can find This one is in poetry form The girls were quite impressed by Mulan s courage, and her sense of honor and duty.We got into a discussion about duty I asked the girls what their duties to their family are, at that age Being 4 and 6, they had to think awhile but finally came up with a list.Their duties, they said, included listening to their parents and teachers, working hard in school, helping out with chores at ho The girls and I are reading, as many different versions of Mulan, that we can find This one is in poetry form The girls were quite impressed by Mulan s courage, and her sense of honor and duty.We got into a discussion about duty I asked the girls what their duties to their family are, at that age Being 4 and 6, they had to think awhile but finally came up with a list.Their duties, they said, included listening to their parents and teachers, working hard in school, helping out with chores at home, and being truthful I can only hope Mulan continues to be such a great role model for the girls


  5. Elaine Elaine says:

    This translation has the verses in Chinese in the side bar and the English translation is in verse as well.


  6. Margaret Kerr Margaret Kerr says:

    Chin, Charlie China s Bravest Girl 1993 This is a bilingual book Chinese and English that retells the legend of the Chinese maiden warrior, Hua Mu Lan It is told in verse which makes it an engaging read aloud Mu Lan s father receives a notice to report for battle Mu Lan is fearful because her father is getting older, is not in good health, and he doesn t have a son to send in his place Mu Lan decides to honor her father by disguising herself as a young man and going to battle in his pl Chin, Charlie China s Bravest Girl 1993 This is a bilingual book Chinese and English that retells the legend of the Chinese maiden warrior, Hua Mu Lan It is told in verse which makes it an engaging read aloud Mu Lan s father receives a notice to report for battle Mu Lan is fearful because her father is getting older, is not in good health, and he doesn t have a son to send in his place Mu Lan decides to honor her father by disguising herself as a young man and going to battle in his place In this version of the story, she is not discovered until the war is over, she s home, and she purposely reveals herself to her comrade, whom she later marries The detailed watercolor illustrations are lovely and show Chinese culture, which enhances the story I also like having the Chinese writing next to the English, which brought inculture to the story This version could be used with the Disney version for a good compare and contrast lesson to teach students how there can be different versions of the same story Target audience ages 7 10 much of the vocabulary is somewhat sophisticated


  7. Guo Hui Guo Hui says:

    Like most people who grew up as watching Disney, I have yet to read something that I ve watched all my life The Legend of Mulan, is of a girl named Mulan who cross dresses in order to join the army to replace one of her family members call of duty During this journey, Mulan continued to sustain against other male army members, even though biologically the tasks would probably have been too difficult to be performed by women at her time However, her perseverance led her to become one of the c Like most people who grew up as watching Disney, I have yet to read something that I ve watched all my life The Legend of Mulan, is of a girl named Mulan who cross dresses in order to join the army to replace one of her family members call of duty During this journey, Mulan continued to sustain against other male army members, even though biologically the tasks would probably have been too difficult to be performed by women at her time However, her perseverance led her to become one of the country s biggest heroes, and for once a Chinese story bestowed glory upon a woman, the lower class during dynastic China My favorite part was when Mulan encouraged her members that they can t give up To me, encouragement means everything in the world during one s darkest times


  8. Christine Levinge Christine Levinge says:

    This book is awesome It is the story of Mulan and can be used not only for a read aloud, but it can also be used for the students to act out the events At my 3rd grade placement, a volunteer from the Alliance Theater comes in to do activities with the kids, and they have been working on this story Last week the kids divided up into groups and decided their own endings for the story They were then able to act out their different interpretations.


  9. Lyndsey Hurm Lyndsey Hurm says:

    This book is the story of the legend of Mulan, A disney movie that many of us grew up watching This is an even text that has Chinese and English translations in it This would be a great book to use to teach about Chinese culture and also to have in the classroom for a Chinese student This book rhymes throughout so I would also use it to teach about rhyming words The illustrations are great


  10. Kira Richardson Kira Richardson says:

    This story of Mulan is very very different from the Disney version of the story, so I was biased I thought it was an interesting rendition with nice illustrations This was an excellent addition to our Mulan unit, to show students that stories can have various versions It could be used as a good compare and contrast.


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China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan [Epub] ➟ China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan Author Charlie Chin – Thomashillier.co.uk Chinese translation by Wang Xing Chu A classic retelling of the Chinese maiden warrior legend Bilingual in English and Chinese Chinese translation by Wang Xing Chu A Girl: The eBook ´ classic retelling of the Chinese maiden warrior legend Bilingual in English and Chinese.