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China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu LAN = [Jin Guo Ying Xiong Hua Mulan] Bilingual

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Chinese translation by Wang Xing Chu. A classic retelling of the Chinese maiden warrior legend. Bilingual in English and Chinese.
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Children's Book Press
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Alma Loredo
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. ...more
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
Guo Hui
Sep 05, 2012 Guo Hui rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Apr 01, 2016 Valerie rated it really liked it
Hua Mu Lan goes to war in place of her father. The book is an adaption of a Chinese legend and the legend inspired Disney's Mulan movie.
Christine Levinge
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.
Lyndsey Hurm
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! :)
Kira Richardson
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.
Lovely rebelling--in poetry--of Mu Lan. I was moved by these lines:

The ocean hides the oyster.
The oyster hides a pearl.
Bright armor and heavy helmet
Hid China's bravest girl.
Loved the Chinese characters that were on each page and the illustrations were well done with bright colors and familiar chinese symbols.
This is respectfully written in regards to the culture and feminism.
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Jan 24, 2015 Parva Chhantyal rated it it was amazing
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This is the first book I will give to my daughters <3
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The cadence was quite good.
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“The ocean hides the oyster.
The oyster hides a pearl.
Bright armor and heavy helmet
Hid China's bravest girl.”
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