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Disney s Mulan Classic Storybook (The Mouse Works Classics Collection)
Disney's Mulan Classic Storybook
by Lisa Ann Marsoli
Hardcover from Mouse Works
ISBN: 1570828644

Based on a Chinese folktale, a young girl dresses up like a boy and goes off to battle in order to keep her elderly father safe at home. Along the way she meets a cast of unforgettable characters who teach her all about acceptance and self-respect. Full color.

 
Wild Orchid: A Retelling of The Ballad of Mulan (Once Upon a Time)
Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan" (Once Upon a Time)
by Cameron Dokey
Mass Market Paperback from Simon Pulse
ISBN: 1416971688

"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless

Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight. Tomboyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and bring her family honor, so she disguises herself and answers the call.

But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?

 
Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, with Related Texts
Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, with Related Texts
by Shiamin Kwa (translator), Wilt L. Idema (translator)
Paperback from Hackett Publishing Co.
ISBN: 1603841962

The legend of Mulan the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions.
 

This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and several later iterations of the tale (including the screenplay of the hugely successful 1939 Chinese film Mulan Joins the Army), illustrating the many ways that reinterpretations of this basic story reflect centuries of changes in Chinese cultural, political, and sexual attitudes.
 

An Introduction traces the evolution of the Mulan legend and its significance in the history of Chinese popular culture. Annotation explaining terms and references unfamiliar to Western readers, a glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography further enhance the value of this volume for both scholars and students.

 
FA Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior
FA Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior
by Robert D. San Souci
Paperback from Hyperion
Media Published: 2000-03-02
ISBN: 043925969X
 

" A good swordsman should appear as calm as a fine lady, but he must be capable of quick action like a surprised tiger," says a seasoned warrior to Fa Mulan, unaware that the young soldier is in fact a woman. Award-winning author Robert D. San Souci and Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng have created an elegant, visually stunning retelling of the popular Chinese legend. When Fa Mulan learns that her father has been drafted into Khan`s army to fight the Tartars, she is shocked--her father is far too old and weak to go to war. She forms a brave plan, which her family reluctantly accepts, and, " At dawn she cut her hair short, put on her father`s armor, and fastened his weapons to the horse`s saddle. " Fa Mulan is excited and afraid, and soon finds herself engaged in fierce combat with the Tartars. She studies the art of war, and becomes skilled with the sword. As her accomplishments gain fame, she is called to appear before the Khan in the royal city of Loyang. Fearing the discovery of her true gender, Mulan is anxious about the consequences for her family. But she needn`t have worried; " `General,` the Khan began, `you have served me well and have brought honor to your family. Your deeds are enough to fill twelve books. I give you a thousand strings of copper coins as a reward. What else do you wish? `" Relieved, the woman warrior simply asks to go home. The noble story of this legendary Chinese heroine has inspired poets, writers, artists, dramatists, and readers worldwide for centuries. This particular retelling dates back to the earliest versions of The Song of Mulan, probably composed during the Northern and Southern Dynasties (A.D. 420 to A.D. 589) . San Souci`s carefully researched interpretation of the ancient story is gentle, dramatic, and inspiring, and the Tsengs` beautiful, expressive watercolor paintings, bordered top and bottom like a Chinese scroll, are lovely. (Ages 7 and older) --Karin Snelson

"A good swordsman should appear as calm as a fine lady, but he must be capable of quick action like a surprised tiger," says a seasoned warrior to Fa Mulan, unaware that the young soldier is in fact a woman. Award-winning author Robert D. San Souci and Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng have created an elegant, visually stunning retelling of the popular Chinese legend. When Fa Mulan learns that her father has been drafted into Khan's army to fight the Tartars, she is shocked--her father is far too old and weak to go to war. She forms a brave plan, which her family reluctantly accepts, and, "At dawn she cut her hair short, put on her father's armor, and fastened his weapons to the horse's saddle."

Fa Mulan is excited and afraid, and soon finds herself engaged in fierce combat with the Tartars. She studies the art of war, and becomes skilled with the sword. As her accomplishments gain fame, she is called to appear before the Khan in the royal city of Loyang. Fearing the discovery of her true gender, Mulan is anxious about the consequences for her family. But she needn't have worried; "'General,' the Khan began, 'you have served me well and have brought honor to your family. Your deeds are enough to fill twelve books. I give you a thousand strings of copper coins as a reward. What else do you wish?'" Relieved, the woman warrior simply asks to go home.

The noble story of this legendary Chinese heroine has inspired poets, writers, artists, dramatists, and readers worldwide for centuries. This particular retelling dates back to the earliest versions of The Song of Mulan, probably composed during the Northern and Southern Dynasties (A.D. 420 to A.D. 589). San Souci's carefully researched interpretation of the ancient story is gentle, dramatic, and inspiring, and the Tsengs' beautiful, expressive watercolor paintings, bordered top and bottom like a Chinese scroll, are lovely. (Ages 7 and older) --Karin Snelson

 
The Art of Mulan
The Art of Mulan
by Jeff Kurtti
Hardcover from Hyperion
Media Published: 1998-06-20
ISBN: 0786863889
 
 
The Ballad of Mulan
The Ballad of Mulan
by Song Nan Zhang
Hardcover from Pan Asian Publications (USA)
ISBN: 1572270543
Availability: Usually ships in 9 to 12 days
According to legend, there was a young woman named Mulan whose aged and frail father was conscripted. Mulan, unwilling to see her father fighting in a war, disguises herself as a man and joins the army in his place. For the next ten years she shows remarkable skill as a warrior and becomes a famous general. Her true identity remains hidden from her comrades until the very end. Now, over fifteen centuries later, Mulan continues to be an inspiration to Chinese girls and women. She embodies the belief that woman--if given the opportunity--are capable of accomplishing the same feats as men.
 
Disney s Mulan
Disney's Mulan
by Cathy East Dubowski
Paperback from Disney Pr (Juv Pap)
ISBN: 0786842229
 
 
Mulan
Mulan

Paperback from Hal Leonard Corporation
Media Published: 1998-05-01
ISBN: 0793593085

This collection includes six songs with music by Matthew Wilder and lyrics by Tony Award-winner David Zippel: A Girl Worth Fighting For * Honor to Us All * I'll Make a Man Out of You (& Reprise) * Reflection * True to Your Heart. Also features lavish full-color illustrations from the film.

 
The Story of Mulan: The Daughter and the Warrior (Courage and Wisdom)
The Story of Mulan: The Daughter and the Warrior (Courage and Wisdom)
by Gang Yi, Xiao Guo
Hardcover from U.S. Sunny Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0974484008

The story of Mulan is passed on in the form of an ancient Chinese poem. It tells of a girl who joined the army in place of her father. She battled enemies for more than a decade before returning home in victory. Though the brutal battles ended long ago, her beautiful story lives on.
 
The Autobiography of Mulan (Book One of the Princess Series)
The Autobiography of Mulan (Book One of the Princess Series)
by Katie Morris
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press
Media Published: 2011-04-17
 

The story of Mulan has inspired countless movies and legends. This book reimagines the life of Mulan, warrior princess, for modern readers.
This is the first book of "The Princess Series"---a new fictional series by Golgotha Press. Each book in the series reimagines folktales and fairytales for the modern reader. Included at the end of the book is the original poem that inspired the story of Mulan.

The story of Mulan has inspired countless movies and legends. This book reimagines the life of Mulan, warrior princess, for modern readers.
This is the first book of "The Princess Series"---a new fictional series by Golgotha Press. Each book in the series reimagines folktales and fairytales for the modern reader. Included at the end of the book is the original poem that inspired the story of Mulan.

 
The Legend of Mu Lan: A Heroine of Ancient China
by Wei Chiang, Cheng An Jiang, Wei Jiang, Cheng-An Chiang, Cheng A. Jian
from Victory Press

How to Draw Disney's Mulan (How to Draw Series (Laguna Hills, Calif.).)
from Walter Foster Pub

China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan
by Charlie Chin, Tomie Arai
from Childrens Book Press
 
 

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