Sunday, February 15, 2015
"Once Upon a Time in China..." Series by Jillian Lin
These look like such a great series of e-books coming out! Each book tells the story of a famous figure in Chinese history. We love using living books to study history and culture, rather than textbooks, because textbooks are so dry! These look to be a wonderful addition to any collection of living books on China.
Jillian Lin has one book available on Amazon, and a series of upcoming books. You can find out which ones at: http://www.jillianlin.com/p/my-books.html. I signed up for her mailing list and got the second book ("Miracle Doctor") free. It was such a delightful read, telling the story in an exciting and 'storybook' manner, perfect for elementary-aged kids. Honestly, there's SO much of Chinese history and legend that I don't know (which is pretty sad, since I'm Chinese), and I think this is a great way to learn. At the end of a story there are additional facts, plus a mini-quiz. We'll be adding these to our homeschool resources! It will be especially great because we'll be covering Ancient China at some point in the next few months.