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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Baseball Saved Us Ken Mochizuki. It is so rich with expression on the faces of the people.

And the woman played sick again, and begged her husband to get jiuanah from the spirit of the tree again. Different versions of Cinderella would be great for comparing and contrasting texts and cultures.

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella

The young man ends up at their door and the shoe fits Jouanah’s foot, and so they get married and move away from the stepmother. This also might be an option for using in your classroom if you have some Hmong ojuanah however, be careful that it will not offend any of the students and that others will take the story seriously.

School Library Journal Recommended age: Posted by JMoore at 5: Feb 14, Meemo rated it it was amazing.

Oct 29, Anthonia rated it really liked it. While I don’t completely agree with the representation of the Hmong, it is important to get that culture group out into the mainstream because there are a lot of people who don’t know about it even though there is a huge population of them living right here in our state.


However, they are unable to get a cow and the mother decides that she will become a cow and do the work. But when he went out to his farmyard, he had an unfortunate surprise: 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.

Children’s Literature: Jouanah: a Hmong Cinderella

It is a nice little story but like so many old fairy tales it does need some work especially the element of the magical cowhide that is passed down through the generations would make for cinderellz good modern fantasy tale. I don’t remember the title but it was sad.

Teachers may use the lesson plans as a comprehensive language arts unit that can be cinserella with other subject areas, or choose individual lessons with stand-alone worksheets that support and offer practice for concepts already introduced.

The cow died and the daughter was a server to the step mom well there was festival happening and she could not cindereella but she went to her sewing basket to find a price of the cow it created jewels and a outfit.

So both men were served, and each blew and sipped and blew some more. This book puts a different spin on the traditional Cinderella story by tying in traditional Hmong elements. Cinerella takes place high in the mountains of the ancient homeland of the Hmong. It is about a young girl whose father and mother need a cow to do work on their farm in Laos.

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It’s similar to the stories that my mom told me and the movies I’d watched. We really enjoyed reading it together and I liked that it gave me just one more facet of Hmong culture as I read the other book. I hope to one day teach ESL in an elementary school. She went to it and the prince was in love with her but the step mom rushed home angry so sh A girls family was poor and her mother asked here husband to be the cow to work their fields.


There are different embroidery patterns at the bottom of every page of text. I liked this variation of the tale, as seen in hmojg illustrations and as aspects of the story, such as the mother being turned into a cow.

I also like the interesting twist. Mar 17, Ricky Yang rated it liked it. I am hopeful that I will be able to do this in an elementary classroom using literature to promote appreciation and awareness for cinderellx around the world. She ordered her stepdaughter to get busy, saying to her new husband, “Your Jouanah— not my Ding— will cut the wood, cook the meals, and keep this house clean from now on. Oct 29, Christina rated it did jouanahh like it Shelves: Oct 23, Amanda V rated it it was ok Shelves: He did, they did so well on the crops he didn’t turn her back jluanah a human and even married another women.

When he found her she was too frightened to try on the shoe but they could both see that she could fit it. I love that it depicts the Hmong people and their lives before their tragic exodus from Laos.