Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand- picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price. : El Jardin De LA Emperatriz Casia/the Garden of Empress Casia ( Spanish Edition) () by Gabrielle Wang; Magdalena Holguin. Garden Of Empress Cassia has ratings and 22 reviews. Aj the Ravenous Reader said: There is a very genuine Chinese feel to this charming tale about M.. .
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Her art teacher at school is sympathetic and lets Mimi jwrdin extra classes at lunchtime. An absolutely charming tale, and full of adventure, art and the beautiful gardens of the Empress. I think the characters are greatly developed including the minor ones though ed and pages are used There is a very genuine Chinese feel to this charming tale about Mimi, a Chinese-Australian young girl who received the most fascinating gift- a set of magical oil pastels. Jagdin by our dad,and then my daughter.
We will send you an email with instructions on how to reset your password. One day, her art teacher gives her a set of very old pastel crayons.
View all 23 comments. Apr 30, Miriam rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the kind of novella I am certain younger readers would appreciate. Chet rated it liked it Feb 09, I would like to receive emails with the latest releases, great offers and exclusive content Privacy Collection Statement.
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This sweet story emphasizes the confusion felt by a girl who just wa Preteen Chinese-Australian Mimi is embarrassed of her Asian heritage. When her art teacher gives her a box of enchanted pastels, Mimi is transported through her drawings to a magical garden between heaven and earth. Mimi’s draws the Garden of Empress Cassia outside her parent’s Herbal Medicine shop, and all sorts of things begin to change.
She’s teased and bullied for her difference, and on top iardin that, her parents want her to focus on getting good grades when what she wants to do is draw pictures.
Thanks to Puget Sound Council emperaatriz this review copy. She is given a magical box of pastels that create a garden where people are healed from their worries and fears without realizing it. Aug 05, Michelle rated it liked it. Refresh and try again. To top it off, Mimi has a fantastic ability and love for drawing and painting.
Would you like us to keep your Bookworld order history? Here you can mark if you have read this book, reading it or want to read. Mimi doesn’t like the fact that not only does her house smell different because of the traditional Chinese foods cooked there, but that she doesn’t even have a house and yard like her friends.
This is a book I bought for Rachel and she really liked, so I read it too. It’s a Younger Readers book – mid-late Primary and early Secondary – of a sort of Gabrielle Wang generally was recommended to me by Kirsty Murray and Erin-from-Penguin Books, both of whom sang praises of Wang’s new book The Ghost in my Suitcase coming out later this year.
It transpires that Mimi has drawn the Garden of the Empress Cassia—a sanctuary created for the people of China in a long ago war.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for supporting an Australian owned jarfin operated business! I think the characters are greatly developed including the minor ones though empertariz and pages are used sparingly.
O’Dell warns Mimi that she is never to let anyone elese use her pastel crayons, and we find out in her nemesis Gemma how in the hands of those with malevolent thoughts, wishes, and desires any number of bad things for all in the town including Gemma can take shape. Realistic topics of coming of age, intergenerational attitudes, of independence, and artistic versus career ambitions empertariz in conflict throughout the novel.
May 17, Siobhan rated it it was ok. The story has this timeless, classic quality to it that made me empeeratriz every page of this little, pretty jaddin.
Apr 28, Tia-louise rated it it was amazing.
Serena rated it really liked it Nov 28, After working as a graphic designer she discovered a love of painting pictures with words. Get information about new releases for these contributors straight to your inbox. With these pastels, she begins to draw on the pavement outside her home. Quick read for middle primary. There are also ways in which this book can jaddin read as a meditation on cultural appropriation which would be an interesting topic to discuss further with Kirsty Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.
This was really sweet and encouraging. Mimi just doesn’t feel in any way that she “fits into” her upper elementary school.
And then she gives Mimi a set of “Empress Cassia pastels”. Aug 29, Anna rated it it was amazing. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Wang uses the medium of fantasy to discuss an important philosophical and spiritual theme; art is both a means towards healing and self discovery for both Mimi and all who encounter it.
El Jardn de la Emperatriz Casia – Gabrielle Wang
The illustrations are wonderful and quite imaginative. Gabrielle Wang generally was recommended to me by Kirsty Murray and Erin-from-Penguin Books, both emperwtriz whom sang praises of Wang’s new book The Ghost in my Suitcase coming out later this year.
Barbara West rated it it was amazing Dec 08,