Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Book Review: Cixi: The Dragon Empress by Natasha Yim

Cixi: The Dragon Empress                                      

Author: Natasha Yim

ISBN: 978-0-9834256-5-6

The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames

The inside cover: The last empress of China, Cixi fought ruthlessly to isolate her country from the West,while cloistered inside her lavish Forbidden City, ignoring the needs of her people. But was the Dragon Empress evil or just out of touch?

Review: The wonderful illustrations and the easy to understand text gives an interesting history lesson on the Empress of China. Readers 9-13 will be captivated by both the pictures and the interesting life of Cixi. This book makes reading a biography not only educational but entertaining and will hook the reader on learning more about interesting women in history.

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  1. SFC, this looks like a great book for The Mom's Choice Awards. We're always looking for quality work for children (especially MG-YA). We hope to see it in the program!

  2. This is a great book and I agree with Mom's Choice Awards.



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