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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Return to Book Page. Preview — Jouanah by Jewell Reinhart Coburn. Ten ethnic versions of Cinderella story from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East are summarized and worked into lessons for the middle and upper grades.
These ten Cinderella tales provide an assortment of stories from around the world that create natural bridges to other curricular areas. Teachers may use the lesson plans as a comprehensive language arts unit that can be integrated with other subject areas, or choose individual lessons with stand-alone worksheets that support and offer practice for concepts already introduced.
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Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella
Mar 22, Lisa Vegan rated it liked it Recommends it for: I appreciated the background work and the divulging of it by the authors and illustrator as regards keeping this authentic to the Hmong culture. 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.
And I cared about Jouanah. But, I was not kept rapt by this tale; in fairness, I suspect that would have been true of most Cinderella tales or most fairy tales, given the mood I was in. This alternate version, one of so many, is interesting though, and an excellent addition to the genre, and the illustrations are quite good.
Mar 06, Dolly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I love that it depicts the Hmong people and their lives before their tragic exodus from Laos. I also appreciated the Cinderella-like story, as it allows our girls to compare the different details of the story compared to other books we’ve read. We’ve read several different versions of the classic Cinderella tale and while the stories are quite different, the main thread of the tale remains fairly constant.
Overall, this is an entertaining story with wonderful illustrations. 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. Oct 29, Annie rated it liked it.
A fun and creative twist to the original Cinderella. Jouanah, a young girl lived on a farm with her loving mother and father. When her mother is turned into a cow, her father is left lonely so he remarries.
The woman he married had a daughter about Jouanah’s age, but she was mean and cruel just like her mother. When the elder’s son has a ball, Jouanah is left at home as ordered by her stepmother, but after talking to her cow mother, she got a beautiful outfit to wear to the ball. The elder’s son A fun and creative twist to the original Cinderella. The elder’s son was smitten for Jouanah, but before he could talk to her, she was gone.
All she left behind was a dainty shoe. The elder’s son used this to find Jouanah and when he did, they got married and lived happily ever after. This book was a really fun read. It had amazing cultural elements and beautiful illustrations.
Definitely different from the original Cinderella, this story brings you into the southeast Asian culture and leaves you with a better understanding of their values. A great read for all children who love princesses or just want to study other cultures.
Nov 02, Kaokao rated it really liked it. I read this when I was in elementary school so that was about 18 years ago. I don’t remember much about the book but being Hmong myself, I know that it was similar to the story my mom told me.
The reading was simple and the art was beautiful. The traditional clothes were realistic enough. It was a beautiful read. I’ll recommend it to people.
Apr 20, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: While containing many of the basic elements of the Cinderella story, it also had some unique elements.
The element that was most surprising was that the family needs a cow and the mother tells the father to turn her into a cow, and he does. I loved the beautiful, detailed illustrations that portrayed Jouanah’s beauty and goodness as well as the beautiful setting ciderella Thailand. Oct 02, Disney Princess Recovery rated it really liked it Shelves: My favorite version of Cinderella yet. A way more interesting beginning than, “First the mom died, then the dad died, now the story begins.
This takes place high in the mountains of the ancient homeland of the Hmong. A farming family cinderekla a cow in order to farm the land and the mother gave the father permission to turn her into a cow temporarily. He did, they did so well on the crops he didn’t turn her back into a human and even married another women.
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 the sil Wow! 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 cindefella Jouanah’s dad into burning the silken yarn her mom cow was making for Jouanah, the step mom was able to tricking the dad into killing the cow but before he could kouanah cow had already dead of a broken heart.
Jouanah and her dad would sit sad many hmog. The village had festivals in the New Year, Jouanah’s step mother and daughter wanted to be the first ones there. She was cruel to Jouanah, she put thousands of clnderella pebbles into a basket of rice and told Jouanah cindrrella clean it. This took her two days to finish. On the third day when she sat down to rest she reached into her mothers sewing basket.
In the basket she discovers a beautiful skirt, blouse and apron.
Jouanah – A Hmong Cinderella | Cinderella Stories
She also finds a headdress, necklace, and purses. When she joined the feastival no one knew who she was. Shee-Nang the son of the village Elder serenaded her. Although she was enjoying herself when she saw her stepmother leaving she knew she had to beat her home so she ran off and one of her shoes got stuck in the mud.
Shee-Nang who had been trying to catch her found it and didn’t rest the next day until he found the young lady who could fit the shoe. When he found her she was too frightened to try on the shoe but they could both see that she could fit it.
Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella Book Review
The stepmother tried one more trick to try to keep them apart but this only helped Shee-Nang see more good qualities in Jouanah. I enjoyed this book, I absolutely loved the illustrations.
It is so rich with expression on the faces of the people. The pictures give the words a clearer and deeper meaning.
I could see even a someone that is not reading text yet, look at the pictures and get a good story out of it. I also like the interesting twist. There is no fairy god mother but there is I’m not sure if one would call it jouanag or something else but we do read a person being turned into a tree. She is helped by the voice of her mother right before going to the celebration and I am not xinderella sure what happened to her dad. But she does live a long life where her sadness had been turned to joy!
Feb 29, Andre rated it it was ok Shelves: Wer will es testen?
Take three vines and wound them three times around your ankles, three times around the cinferella and three times around the head and you become a cow. Anyone wants to test it? This was a typical fairytale, with all the pros and cons that come with it. It is a nice little story but like so jouuanah 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 a good cinderellla fantasy tale.
Mar 17, Ricky Yang rated it liked it. Oct 20, Amy Schmitz rated it really liked it Shelves: This story provides an interesting spin on the traditional Cinderella. Jouanah’s mother turns into a cow to help her father plow joianah fields. When her father gets remarried, Jounah’s stepmother and stepsister make her life miserable.
She is forced to take care of the house and do a lot of chores. The beautiful Jouanah finally escapes after she meets her prince charming at the new years festival.
This is a great way to bring different cultures into your classroom. This story introduces students to This story provides an interesting spin on the traditional Cinderella. This story introduces students to some elements of the Hmong culture through a story that cunderella familiar to them. Different versions of Cinderella would be great for comparing and contrasting texts and cultures.