The Legend of Mu Lan
A Heroine of Ancient China

"Lovely watercolor illustrations"
School Library Journal

Written and illustrated by Jiang, Wei and Jiang, Cheng An.

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In ancient, war-torn China, hundreds and hundreds of men were called upon to defend their homeland. Unknown to all, there stood one female among the soldiers. Disguised as her brother, in order to take her father's place in the army, heroine Mu Lan bravely defends her country with superior martial arts.

  • Licensed in Norway and Malaysia.
  • Excerpted as part of classroom teaching material for McGraw Hill.
  • Awarded Seal of Approval for a multicultural classic by Multicultural Publishers and Education Council.
  • Displayed at the Smithsonian Institute
  • Required reading for University of California Berkeley and San Francisco State Asian American Studies departments.
  • Appeared in the program for the nationally touring play Woman Warrior.
  • Originally published in 5 bilingual editions.

Also available in the following editions at

Traditional Chinese/English
(Taiwan version,
with chuyin fuhao phonetic pronunciation)
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Mulan Gift Set

Other versions of the Mulan legend

The Ballad of Mulan, retold and illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Pan Asian Publications 1998

The Song of Mulan
Front Street Press

China's Bravest Girl
Children's Book Press

Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior
by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Jean & Mou-Sien Tseng
Hyperion Books for Children 1998

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