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Really enjoyable and well told, I’ll be looking out for more books by Wang. Her art teacher at school is sympathetic and lets Mimi have extra classes at lunchtime. 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. This is the kind of novella I am certain younger readers would appreciate. Her parents want Mimi to be involved in Chinese activities and to be proud of her heritage but they don’t understand what misery she is put through caisa school real and imagined.

Preteen Chinese-Australian Mimi is embarrassed of her Asian heritage. It’s a Younger Readers book – mid-late Primary and early Jrdin – 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.

She said that the inspiration for the story was an incident that had happened when she was a child. I could just imagine everything. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And this is the first new book that my sister lent me. The illustrations are wonderful and quite imaginative. Since then she has written 16 books for children and young adults. And then she gives Mimi a set of “Empress Cassia pastels”.

No No, I don’t need my Bookworld details anymore. Gabrielle Wang Olga Cuellar. I would like to receive emails with the latest releases, great offers and exclusive content Privacy Collection Statement. The real journey of Mimi from reality to fantasy, Ms. Needless to say, I will be reading that one.


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Home Gardening International Subscriptions. Realistic topics of coming of age, intergenerational attitudes, of independence, and artistic versus career ambitions are in conflict throughout the novel.

Barbara West rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Lists with This Book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. With them Mimi makes some drawings that transform the lives of those who look at them and her self-concept. This lovely short novel really brings images to the mind.

Click ‘Notify Me’ to get an email alert when this item becomes available. Mimi’s Garden of the Empress Cassia can in the wrong hands, Gemma, be used for evil as well. This is the email address that you previously registered with on angusrobertson. 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.

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.

Mimi rolls her fingers along the pastels, with pure care and gentlenesss, she was the one, the chosen one. This book was a great idea, but the writing was quite bland and the structure of the story was off. Jul 16, ILoveBooks rated it really liked it. She is given a magical box of pastels that create a garden where people are healed from their worries and fears without realizing it. In the wrong hands, however, the pastels can be dangerous The balance that results makes this primarily fantasy novel, “The Garden of Empress Cassaia”, an altogether enjoyable book.

Synopsis Product Details About the Author Shipping Mimi is a nice Chinese girl who lives in Australia and who doesn’t understand why her parents transmit her Chinese customs and traditions.


View all 23 comments. O’Dell recognizes the real talent that Mimi possesses, and gives her a a trusted set of pastel crayons. Get information about new releases for these contributors straight to your inbox. Mimi just doesn’t feel in any way that she “fits into” her upper elementary school.

Her maternal great grandfather kardin to Victoria during the Gold Rush and her father from Shanghai. 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.

But I’d had my eye on “The Garden of the Empress Cassia” for a while, and the combined recommendation of Kirsty and Erin was what I needed to take it off the shelf and take it home. 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.

Her schoolmates call her names because of the food odors which cling to her clothes and her father disapproves of the one thing which makes Mimi happy–painting. Thanks for supporting an Australian owned and operated business!

El Jardin de la Emperatriz Casia.

Garden Of Empress Cassia

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. A good chapter book with vocabulary appropriate for upper elementary students.

She just wants to fit in. Still, a good, quick read for children on the meperatriz of bullying and embracing your heritage. Mimi and her special box of pastels