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This book recounts the legend of Mulan and her bravery through beautiful Chinese ink paintings.
Although we all know the beloved Disney production, the original story of Mulan comes from a Northern Chinese Dynasty's (439–589) folktale about an unusual story of an ordinary girl named Fa Mulan.
One day, the government drafted Mulan's father into the army. However, he was too old. Mulan did not have an older brother, and her younger one was not old enough to be a soldier. So, Mulan decided to disguise herself as a man and joined the army in place of her father, hoping her secret would not be exposed.
Her excellent martial arts skills always put her on the front lines of every battle. During the 12 years she was in the army, she made great contributions and won admiration from her unit of soldiers.
After the war, the emperor honored generals and soldiers, rewarding them with status and money. However, all Mulan wanted was to return home. Once home, Mulan changed out of her armor into a dress and fixed her hair in an elegant hairstyle. She came out and thanked her unit for accompanying her home. It's safe to say, she had fooled them all.
Mulan（花木兰）- Story of the Legendary Warrior
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Text: English and Simplified Chinese
Number of Pages: 42
Trim Size: 7 3/4 X 7 3/4 Inches
Li Jian graduated from Hebei Normal University in 2001, majoring in Chinese painting. Formerly a middle school art teacher, editor for children's books, and partner in an illustration studio, he currently owns his own illustration studio focusing on children's fairy tales.