The Legend of the Woman Warrior
HarperCollins, 9780062803412, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Mulan, the legendary woman warrior, comes to life in this empowering retelling of The Ballad of Mulan with stunning full-color illustrations by New York Times bestseller Joy Ang.
Mulan loves nothing more than her family. She will do anything for them—even if it means joining the army in her ageing father’s place. Since girls are not allowed in the army, Mulan cleverly disguises herself as a man. But she must look deep within herself to find her might and her courage.
Faye-Lynn Wu and Joy Ang turn this ancient Chinese ballad into an uplifting, empowering ode to young girls everywhere, showing that true strength comes from within, regardless of appearance, inspiring a new generation of women warriors. The book also includes the original ballad.
About the Author
Faye-Lynn Wu grew up in Taiwan. She lives in California with her husband and two children. She has an extensive background in education and has taught Mandarin Chinese to students ranging from preschool to high school. Currently, she is a Mandarin Chinese teacher at an elementary school. Her children’s books include Mulan, Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes, and My First Book of Chinese Words.
Joy Ang is an illustrator who has worked in comics, video games, and animation. She currently lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband, son, and fluffy cat. See more of her work at www.joyang.ca.