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I would like to receive emails with the latest releases, great offers and exclusive content Privacy Collection Statement. Mimi is fed up with being different from the other children at school and wants to fit in. Unfortunatley, her father thinks this ability is a waste of her energy and that Mimi is not only being willful, but recklesss with her future, and dishonoring her ancestors in the process.

She’s teased and bullied for her difference, and on top of that, her parents want her to focus on getting good grades when what she wants to do is draw pictures.

Mimi’s draws the Garden of Empress Cassia outside her parent’s Herbal Medicine shop, and all sorts of things begin to change. Jul 16, ILoveBooks rated it really liked it. Gabrielle Wang generally was recommended to me by Casiw Murray and Erin-from-Penguin Books, both of whom sang praises of Wang’s new jaedin The Ghost in my Suitcase coming out later this year. The story of the Garden is that of a Chinese girl Mimi who is given a box of cassia chalk by her art teacher and made to promise that no one else will be allowed to touch Gabrielle Wang told a curious story about The Garden of the Empress Cassia when she was at the Somerset Celebration of Literature in Don’t have an account?

There is a very genuine Chinese feel to this charming tale about Mimi, a Emperafriz young girl who received the most fascinating gift- a set of magical oil pastels. Oct 17, Caitlin rated it really liked it Shelves: The real journey of Mimi from reality to fantasy, Ms. When her art teacher gives her a box of enchanted pastels, Mimi is transported through her drawings to a magical garden between heaven and earth.


Gabrielle Wang’s fantasy novel really takes the reader on an adventure. This is the email address that you previously registered with on angusrobertson.

El Jardn de la Emperatriz Casia – Gabrielle Wang

You added your first item into your Library. Honeybun, and the young drfiter Mr. This wonderful short novel is meant for young readers children and middle grade.

Jacob meets her dead husband George, Mrs. Mimi has one advocate in teacher and fellow artist Mrs. 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. You can also mark books that you’re reading, or want to read. 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.

Nov 13, Rebekah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preteen Chinese-Australian Mimi is embarrassed of her Asian heritage. The balance that results makes this primarily fantasy novel, “The Garden of Empress Cassaia”, an altogether enjoyable book.

But this girl has a great talent in drawing and painting which she’s happy about ,that’s why her Art teacher,Miss O’Dell gave her a special box of color pastels that she later on learned was magical. Aug 05, Michelle rated it liked it.

One can understand why Gabrielle feels “embarassed” about her parents, her clothes and food, dmperatriz the various traditons which seem to be preventing her from being a normal pre-teen in Australia. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. O’Dell warns Mimi empperatriz she is never to let anyone elese use her pastel crayons, and we find out in her nemesis Gemma how in the hands of those with malevolent thoughts, wishes, and emperatrlz any number of bad things for all in the town including Gemma can take shape.

Followed by our dad,and then my daughter. Get information about new releases for these contributors straight to your inbox. I read this book when I was little, I loved it. The idea of good and evil coming from the pastel crayons being determined by the person who wields the tools is both a good vehicle to drive this fantasy plot, and a very real commentary that it is the person and not the devices we use in this person which can create good and bad outcomes.


Wang’s writing is simple in style, but it belies a complexity of ideas that stir like an underwater current just under the surface.

Garden Of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang

Mar 11, Aimee rated it really liked it. Barbara West rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Aug 29, Anna rated it it was amazing. Aj the Ravenous Reader. A good chapter book with vocabulary appropriate for upper elementary students.

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It transpires that Mimi has drawn the Garden of the Empress Cassia—a sanctuary created for the people of China in a long ago war. This is an elementary school aged book about a Chinese girl living in Australia who deals with bullying. Gabrielle Wang Olga Cuellar. 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 novel is recommended for young children. I love the diversity of the characters, the creativity of the plot and the magic that mystifies the entire thing. It’s a Younger Readers book – mid-late Primary and early Secondary – of a sort of Gabrielle Wang generally was recommended to me by Kirsty Murray and Erin-from-Penguin Books, both of whom sang praises of Wang’s new book The Ghost in my Suitcase coming out later this year. We also noticed that you have an account on Bookworld.

All the locals now jump into the garden paintings and are mentally and emotionally refershed: After working as a graphic designer she discovered a love of painting pictures with words.