Odes To Inspire The Ballad of Mulan
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The famous girl warrior, Mulan is given a new look to appeal to modern audiences and inspire young women to be all they can be. With stunning illustrations and graphic design, the book illustrates the poem written in the 5th century as an ode to the bravery of Mulan. The “Ballad of Mulan” is a folksong from Northern Dynasties China. It recounts the story of Mulan, a girl who goes to war in place of her father, who is not fit to go. Since she has no older brother, she assumed the role of a boy and dressed as a soldier, fights in the Emperor’s army. Since then, her story has become a beloved legend and it has been adapted by poets, has been shown as a theater play, and Disney Studios has produced two movie adaptations. This modern edition of Mulan is perfect as a gift for a fan of the loved character.