Foo and Ching
by Phyllis Ayer Sowers
This was a quick read and very insightful. Woven into the story of Foo and Ching are many cultural details of Chinese life. This is a great book to read aloud when learning about China.
I loved this story! It is a good read, and the way it is written is very captivating. It is hard to put down because you want to know more about what is going on with Foo and Ching.
Great for a Cultural Study
This book would be a fantastic addition if you were doing a cultural unit study. However, it had such a different feel than all of the other republished books we have read from TGTB. I kept waiting for Christianity to be introduced like so many of the other books with missionary aspects in them. The story line was just bland and boring to us. It was culturally eye opening, but we wouldn’t choose to read this one again.
Response from The Good and the Beautiful
Thank you for your feedback, Andrea! We’re glad you found the book to be informative. This story is set in mid-1800s China and is a suggested read-aloud for our History 2 Year Course. It sweeps readers along on a memorable journey through geography, culture, tradition, kindness, and the bonds of kinship.
Engaging story 🏮
I loved this story about ancient China! It is well-written and the main characters are well-mannered and exhibit good morals. The story brings you back to ancient China and is engaging and interesting!
Excellent history read aloud
We recently read this as we were studying ancient China. I appreciated that western views weren’t added into the story. The fact that girls weren’t as valued brought up a lot of discussion points.
The story swept us along in this one. I loved how it ended.
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As young orphans living in a remote Chinese village, Ching and her brother, Foo, escape their cruel caretaker and embark on a perilous journey of survival. When the children are taken into a luxurious home by their father’s cousin, they hope for a new beginning. While they both find themselves surrounded by kindness, Ching does not share the same opportunities as her brother. Then, when the honorable grandmother becomes ill, Ching’s sweet disposition, loving heart, and eagerness to care for Grandmother A-Mah may prove to be the very qualities that help her win the respect of her new family.
This delightful story, set in mid-1800s China, sweeps readers along on a memorable journey through geography, culture, tradition, kindness, and the bonds of kinship.
This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 2 course and is included in the optional History 2 Book Pack.
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