China's Bravest Girl by Charlie Chin
The Legend of Hua Mu Lan

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Chinese translation by Wang Xing Chu. A classic retelling of the Chinese maiden warrior legend. Bilingual in English and Chinese.
 

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Published October 1, 1993 by Children's Book Press (CA). 30 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``She wins in a hundred battles./Ten years like arrows fly by./She gains the rank of General./Her legend will never die.'' Then, turning down a noble title and office, she returns to her father and accepts the offer of a former companion in arms who, once he recovers from his surprise, promises t...

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A simple rhyming text keeps the pace brisk in this adaptation of a fifth-century Chinese legend about a young woman who goes to war to save her family's honor. Hua Mu Lan's father has no eldest son, a

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Hua Mu Lan's father has no eldest son, and so the faithful daughter decides ``For love of her elderly father / she will dress in warrior's clothes, / walking and talking like a man, / so no one ever knows.'' Hua Mu Lan's ``courage wins the day,'' and a ``hundred battles,'' earning her the rank of...

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