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(Eyewitness) Ancient China
Cotterell, Arthur
"Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final days in the early years of the 20th century." 72 pages HBNEW$16.99$15.15 
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Analects, The
Confucius and Crofts, Thomas

Through the writings of Confucius, gain perspective on the Ancient Chinese belief system and further equip students in life-long ministry. Further your teen's ability to stand firm in the gates and answer enemies of our faith with compassion and knowledge. Read one week in unit 2. It should be fairly easy to substitute a library copy even if the page numbers don't match. 128 pages PB

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Chi-lin Purse, The
Fang, Linda
This collection of ancient Chinese stories is the replacement for Why Snails Have Shells. Nine stories involve various characters including a boy who is faced with the complicated business of marriage, a carp-fish who changes herself into a woman, a Miracle Doctor who can cure nearly every illness, and a shopkeeper who learns about justice. 127 pages PBNEW$7.99$6.60 
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China (Eyewitness Books)
Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh

You'll find loads of brightly colored illustrations in this book from the DK Eyewitness series.  Information about China's history, fashions, farming, family life, and religion are just a few of the topics you'll read about.  Use for one week as History.  72 pages with a large poster in the back.  HB

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China: First Reports
Sinnott, Susan

This colorful paperback fits the bill for your youngest students to learn simple facts about China.  They'll read about the Silk Road, language, the opera, food, and more!  If you are sharing with an Upper Grammar student, choose the option for older students.  Read for one week.  48 pages  PB

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China: The Land
Kalman, Bobbie

If you are familiar with books by Bobbie Kalman, you know that they are highly illustrated and interesting to young learners. Watching g your budget and need to share with lower-grammar students' This is the one to get! Read one week in unit 3. 32 pages PB

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Early Times: Ancient China
Strauss Art, Suzanne
The third edition of this book is colorful and printed on a nice grade of paper. Chapters give information about the beginnings of Chinese civilization, emperors, philosophers, and warlords. The Shang, Zhou, Han, and Tang Dynasties each have a dedicated chapter. Be aware that there is a zodiac chart at the back of the book and reference is made to it elsewhere. 163 pages PBNEW$21.27$21.27 
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Empty Pot, The
Demi

"When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty."  Enjoyable reading for one week as Literature.  32 pages  PB

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Eric Liddell: Running for a Higher Prize
Meloche, Renee

If you've started enjoying this series from YWAM, this one is another one you'll want to have on your shelves.  If you are on a budget and need to share one Liddell biography with your lower-grammar, upper-grammar, and dialectic students, check out the other options as well.  32 pages HB

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Eric Liddell: Something Greater than Gold
Benge, Janet and Geoff

Eric Liddell, the Scottish athlete famous for his stance during his time as an Olympian, is read about for three weeks in Year 4 Unit 1.  Your students are sure to enjoy another great title by Janet and Geoff Benge.  PB

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Gladys Aylward: Daring to Trust
Meloche, Renee

Learn about the faith of Gladys Aylward as she travels from England to share the Gospel in China.  Read for one week for Church History.  If you are on a budget and would like to read aloud one of the chapter books from Upper Grammar or Dialectic, that should work more than adequately.  32 pages  HB

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Gladys Aylward: No Mountain Too High
Myrna, Grant

Following what she believed to be God's direction, Gladys Aylward became involved in the Chinese resistance and avoided authorities.??  Dialectic students will read this for three weeks for Church History.??  If you are on a budget, check out the Upper Grammar offering as well.??  160 pages??  PB

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Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime
Benge, Janent and Geoff

This YWAM biography "recounts the life story of the Englishwoman who financed her own overland trip to China to become a missionary."  Read for three weeks for Church History.  If you are on a budget check out the Dialectic choice as well.  203 pages  PB

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Great Wall of China, The
Fisher, Leonard Everett

A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders. If your children haven't yet read about this great structure, this is the book to get them! 32 pages PB

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House of Sixty Fathers, The
Dejong, Meindert

"Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home."  This Newbery Honor book is read for two weeks as Literature.  189 pages  PB

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Hudson Taylor: Could Somebody Pass the Salt
Mackenzie, Catherine

Lower-grammar students will enjoy this amusing tale from Hudson Taylor's childhood. As he learns about China, he begins to feel God's spirit nudging him to tell the people of China about Jesus. 24 pages HB

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Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China
Benge, Janet and Geoff

From the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series, students will read an engaging account of Hudson Taylor and his desire to take God's truth to China. Read for three weeks in Unit 3. 204 pages PB

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Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China
Christie, Vance
Read about Hudson Taylor as he immerses himself in the vibrant local culture of China and comes to identify with those he served on the mission field. Replacement title for It is Not Death to Die by Jim Cromarty. Used for 3 weeks in Unit 3 of Year 3. 208 pages PB.NEW$11.99$10.75 
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Life in Ancient China
Challen, Paul

The Land of the Dragons was one of the most advanced ancient civilizations. Read about silk, peasants, arts, and more in this simple summary. Choose this title if your budget allows for one choice for both lower- and upper-grammar students. 32 pages PB

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Lottie Moon: A Generous Offering
Meloche, Renee
Through picture book format with captivating rhyming poems, read about Lottie Moon, born into a privileged family, who then became a missionary to some of the poorest cities in China. Used for 1 week in Unit 4 of Year 3. 32 pages HBNEW$6.99$6.15 
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Lottie Moon: Giving Her All for China
Benge, Janet & Geoff
This is another award winning book from the Benges! Enjoy learning about Lottie Moon who was a Southern Baptist missionary to China. She spent nearly forty years living and working amongst the Chinese people, seeking to lead them to Jesus Christ. 201 pages PBNEW$8.99$7.90 
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Men of Faith: Eric Liddell
Swift, Catherine

You might remember the movie, Chariots of Fire.  The hero of this film, Eric Liddell, is the focus of this biography that is read for three weeks in Year 4 Unit 1.  Questions in the Student Activity Pages are tied directly to this title, although other biographies probably have much of the same detail.  176 pages  PB

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Mulan
Hardy-Gould, Janet
Starter level novel in the form of a comic book, tells the story of Mulan, a young girl in China. Wearing her father's clothing, Mulan leaves her family to take her father's place in the Chinese army to fight the enemy. Replacement title for Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci and The Song of Mu Lan by Jeanne M. Lee. Used for 1 week in Unit 2. 51 pages PBNEW$9.38$9.38 
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Normal Christian Life, The
Nee, Watchman

This is considered to be a classic of the Christian faith, and one that you will want to have on your shelves, even if you don't fit it into the proper week plans.  Using the book of Romans, Nee studies the spiritual strength that should be a part of the experience of every "normal" Christian.  Read for five weeks.  189 pages  HB

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Red Scarf Girl
Jiang, Ji-Li

"Ji-li Jiang was twelve years old in 1966, the year that Chairman Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in China. An outstanding student and much-admired leader of her class, Ji-li seemed poised for a shining future. But all that changed with the advent of the Cultural Revolution, when intelligence became a crime and a wealthy family background invited persecution'or worse. For the next three years Ji-li and her family were humilated and reviled by their former friends, neighbors, and colleagues and lived in constant terror of attack. At last, with the detention of her father, Ji-li was faced with the most dreadful decision of her young life: denounce him and break with her family, or refuse to testify against him and sacrifice her future in her beloved Communist Party."

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, but do watch the Glance for a few warnings.  Use as a read-aloud for at least two weeks.  320 pages  PB

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Spotlight on China
Johnson, Robin

Highly pictorial with information about plants and animals, villages and farms, and culture and holidays, this book also has historical content and information about Communism and Mao.  Read for one week as History.  32 pages  PB

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To Live (DVD)
Starring Ge You Gong Li

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This video adaptation of the novel follows the lives of a couple as they struggle to survive within the confines of the China during her political struggles.  Their story is full of tragedy and yet, hope as they try to do the one thing they've always wanted: to live.

You'll want to watch the Glance for specific warnings as there is one scene that is inappropriate in its sexual content; this takes place between two puppets and not people.

This is a Chinese movie with English subtitles, so if you have a movie filter, you will probably not be able to use it. 

125 minutes

Not Rated (NR)

Not returnable.

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Yeh-Shen
Louie, Ai-Ling

Written 1000 years before the European version, this will be fun to compare to versions with which you may already be familiar. There is a beautiful slipper, but no pumpkins or mice. Enjoy! Questions in the Student Activity Pages are tied to this title. Read one week in unit 2. 32 pages PB

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You Are In Ancient China
Minnis, Ivan

Large font and ample pictures will encourage your young children to discover more about life in Ancient China. Interesting presentation will spike children's interest. It will be easy to substitute a similar title. Read one week in unit 2. 32 pages PB

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