The Garden of Empress Cassia – Wang, Gabrielle

<p>The Garden of Empress Cassia</p>

Title

The Garden of Empress Cassia

Author

Wang, Gabrielle

Publisher

Puffin

Published Date

2002

Annotation

Mimi is 12-years-old and experiences bullying at school as well as embarrassment about her Chinese background and her family’s traditions that make her different. A sympathetic teacher, aware of her artistic talent, gives her magical pastels lending this story a fantasy element. Understanding a child’s difficulties in embracing two cultures underlies the story.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Cultural traditions, Empathy, Social life

Audience

Primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, ACELA1475, ACELT1594, ACELT1596, ACELT1599, ACHASSK067, ACHASSK068, ACHASSK069, ACELA1487, ACELA1498, ACELT1602, ACELT1603, ACELT1605