Originally Published in: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 48
Lines per page: 1-5
The Embroidery 绣花儿 (xiù huā ér)
During the Japanese occupation, a Chinese family who owns a small embroidery shop refuses to sell a gown to a Japanese woman. Undeterred, the woman returns later with a gift for the shop owners' daughter. This time, instead of a gown, she is looking for a special apron for her pregnant belly. The shop owners oblige this time and sell her the apron.
Years later, the shop-owner's family is listening to the radio and hears that there has been a Chinese victory and they have vanquished the Japanese enemy. When they open their front door, they find a baby wrapped in the embroidered apron they sold to the Japanese woman. They decide to raise the baby girl as their own.
The family moves to a new city and the shop owner gets a new job in a factory. Nevertheless, years later, the family receives a piece of mail from Japan requesting that the child be reunited with her biological family.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Children ages 5+ will enjoy having these books read to them.
"Read by myself":
Experienced readers, ages 7+ will be able to read these books independently if they are familiar with about 1000 characters.