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Garden Of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang

Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. Needless to say, I will be reading that one. View all 23 comments. The central character 12 year Mimi is awash with the uncomfortable feelings of parents whose Chinese heritage of heavily Mandarin influenced English accent, cutltural traditions of celebrating New Years and smell of dumplings, rice, and noodles is making Mimi’s transition from childhood to adolescence even more of challenge. An absolutely charming tale, and full of adventure, art and the beautiful gardens of the Empress.

El Jardn de la Emperatriz Casia – Gabrielle Wang

This is the email address that you previously registered with on angusrobertson. Mish rated it it was ok Sep 13, The central character 12 year Mimi is awash with the uncomfortable feelings of parents whose Chinese heritage of heavily Mandarin influenced English accent, cutltural traditions of celebrating New Years and smell o What makes this novel by Gabrielle Wang so intriguing is that she mixes reality, fantasy, and doses emperatrkz philosophy on the origins of good and evil in equal parts.

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But I did love the book overall, and the ending is terribly, wonderfully gripping. The garden disappeared one day lz is believed to float between heaven and earth. You added ls first item into your Library. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But this girl has a great talent in drawing and p I’m so happy that my dear little sister found a “clever way” to add new books on her shelf ’cause the first one to benefit on them is of course.

Home Gardening International Rl. What makes this novel by Gabrielle Wang so intriguing is that she mixes reality, fantasy, and doses of philosophy on the origins of good and evil in equal parts.

This book was a great idea, but the writing was quite bland and the structure of the story was off. Mimi rolls her fingers along the pastels, with pure care and gentlenesss, she was the one, the chosen one.

An interesting, engaging Australian fantasy about a Chinese girl bullied in school and wrestling with her cultural identity who finds refuge in her art. I read this book when I was little, Jarin loved it.

El Jardn de la Emperatriz Casia – Gabrielle Wang

Mimi doesn’t like the fact that not only does her house smell emperatiz because of the traditional Chinese foods cooked there, but that she doesn’t even have a house and yard like her friends. El Jardin de la Emperatriz Casia. This is the kind of novella I am certain younger readers would appreciate. The reader gets the message that some individuals will attempt to use her gifts for their own selfish pursuits and usually at the destruction of others.

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Quick read for middle primary. Realistic topics of coming of age, intergenerational attitudes, of independence, and artistic versus career ambitions are in conflict throughout the novel. All are given new life when they meet their ills and conquer them in these gardens of peace and tranquility painted by Mimi.

She is given a magical box of pastels that create a garden where people are healed from their worries and fears without realizing it. The plot was fascinating,the author used her artistic vision to create an enchanting story. Return to Book Page.

This sweet story emphasizes the confusion felt by a girl who just wants to fit in. This was really sweet and encouraging. In the jardib hands, however, the pastels can be dangerous Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

All the locals now jump into the garden paintings and are mentally and emotionally refershed: Refresh and try again. Apr 30, Miriam rated it it was ok Shelves: The story of the Garden is that of a Chinese girl Mimi who is given a box of coloured chalk by her art teacher and made to promise that no one else will be allowed to touch them.

The plot is very different and the reader will enjoy reading about the pastels and the ups and downs of using them.