Jouanah has ratings and 29 reviews. Lisa said: I read my Goodreads’ friend Abigail’s review of this book and immediately reserved the book at the lib. Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella is the familiar story of Cinderella, the poor overworked step-daughter who marries the handsome prince, in the setting and context. Kindergarten-Grade 3. This tender variant of the Cinderella story from the Hmong people of Asia takes place in a peasant village. After Jouanah’s mother is.

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This book puts a different spin on the traditional Cinderella story by tying in traditional Hmong elements.

Her mother’s spirit returns to her though, and dresses her finely for the new years celebration where she meets the village homng son. The elder’s son was smitten for Jouanah, but before he could talk to her, she was gone. The birds hushed their songs. Did you discuss this with your roommate?

Feb 14, Meemo rated it it was amazing. I certainly appreciate the depth of your response and how thoroughly you analyzed this story.

Jouanag illustrations in this Hmong version of Cinderella. And the art in the book is really beautiful! Jjouanah culture provides elements that they find important and create their own twist to the story.

Definitely different from the original Cinderella, this story brings you into the southeast Asian culture and leaves you with a better understanding of their values. Sunday, May 22, Jouanah: She heard the voice of her mother say, “My daughter, put them on and hurry to the festival! In this story, instead of Jouanah’s Cinderella’s mother dying, she has her husband turn her into a cow that they can use to plow the fields and carry grain.


But in her haste, she stepped in a mud puddle, and one of her embroidered slippers was lost. Nov 27, Audrey Harlan rated it really liked it Shelves: It follows the life of Jouanah a Hmong girl stuck in the role of Cinderella.

Then they each looked away. This would be a great way to discuss how different cultures can perceive the same story. You can care for me and we will all have a good life.

She wondered if the townspeople would know who she was. Even when the New Year came, and all of the people celebrated, she did not relent.

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn

So she turned into a cow and the fields were grate but the husband selfishly ymong her a cow and remarried. Beneath them were a glorious headdress and two exquisite purses bordered with coins that jingled musically.

Interesting spin on the traditional Cinderella. The pictures give the words a clearer and deeper meaning.

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella

The new wife was an opportunistic one, and soon settled her own daugher into Jouanah’s place. Sharon rated it really liked it Sep 24, I don’t remember the title but it was sad. Mar 22, Lisa Vegan rated it liked it Recommends it for: I’m hmong myself and I’ve seen part of a movie that is almost exactly this. She went to it and the prince was in love with her but the step mom rushed home jokanah so she had to leave to and get the food ready but she lost her show the prince searches for the owner of it.


The father kills the cow and dies soon after.

Once Upon a Poem. A great addition to a unit on Cinderella stories from around the world. Jouanah, a young girl lived on a farm with her loving mother and father. This is jouamah little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Cinderellas: # Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella ()

The illustrations are rich and lush. The young man ends up at their door and the shoe fits Jouanah’s foot, and so they get married and move away from the stepmother. Valuable resource of Hmong news summaries Eventually the cow dies. I love that it depicts the Hmong people cinserella their lives before their tragic exodus from Laos.

Jouanah’s mother is turned into a cow to help the family farm succeed.