Jouanah has ratings and 29 reviews. Lisa said: I read my Goodreads’ friend Abigail’s review of this book and immediately reserved the book at the lib. Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella is the familiar story of Cinderella, the poor overworked step-daughter who marries the handsome prince, in the setting and context. Kindergarten-Grade 3. This tender variant of the Cinderella story from the Hmong people of Asia takes place in a peasant village. After Jouanah’s mother is.

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Right before her stepmother’s eyes “the couple disappeared into the purple shadows of the warm, fragrant night.

All she left behind was a dainty shoe. Jouanah was sad about he mom being a cow but saddened even more when her step mom made her do all the house work and tricked Jouanah’s dad into burning finderella sil Wow! A farming family needed a cow in order to farm the land and the mother gave the father permission to turn her into a cow temporarily. Preview — Jouanah by Jewell Reinhart Coburn.

Although she was enjoying herself when she saw ccinderella stepmother hmmong she knew she had to beat her home so she ran off and one of her shoes got stuck in the mud. I’ve lived in North Carolina all my life and have travelled considerably throughout the United States. He did, they did so well on the crops he didn’t turn her back into a human and even married another women. It is my hope to increase appreciation of different cultures, especially Hispanic cultures.


Cinderela 25, Melissa Housholder rated it really liked it Shelves: Anyone wants to test it? But the other man cheated, and when the farmer looked away, trickled some cold water into his own bowl, then drained it down. Lists with This Book.

However, they are unable to get a cow and the mother decides that she will become a cow and do cinderekla work. What did he need that old cow for anyway, now that his farm was so prosperous.

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella

I thought this was a very interesting take on the traditional cinderella story. Instead of a prince, we have the son of the village Elder.

Jouanah is another great Cinderella story to add to the collection. Eventually the cow dies. Misrepresenting cultures only breeds problems. Newer Post Older Post Home. While there were a lot of Hmong cultural markers in the story, I feel like the gist of the culture was somehow missed. They had no cow, which would have been a big help. Robin Redbreast Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition.


The accordian skirt flared wide when she tried it on, and she spun like a brightly colored top. She is forced to take care of the house and do a lot of chores. She tried to push her away, but Shee-Nang insisted that she stay.

I liked this variation of the tale, as seen in the illustrations and as aspects of the story, such as the mother being turned into a cow. There is much to discuss in this book and to compare with other Cinderella stories.

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She climbed up the tree and hid there. Illustrations of the beautiful costumes and traditions of the village celebrations are filled with details. And the art in the book is really beautiful! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.