Foo and Ching

by Phyllis Ayer Sowers


5.0 rating
February 17, 2021

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.

Mackenzie S

Beautifully captivating

5.0 rating
December 14, 2020

Foo and Ching is a beautifully captivating book about ancient Chinese life and culture. We learn so many thing by following Foo and Ching in this part of their life.

Linda L

Wonderful Story Filled with Educational Value

5.0 rating
July 17, 2020

We loved reading this book as a family read aloud. This book paints a beautiful picture of chinese customs and lifestyle. We all learned so much about Chinese culture while enjoying a sweet story. This is a great book to compliment Ancient China history studies.

Lezlie-Anne I

Great Story

5.0 rating
April 24, 2020

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.



5.0 rating
April 13, 2020

I read this with my kids ages 9, 11, and 13. They all enjoyed this interesting story. They liked learning about Chinese history and culture. They were fascinated and a bit dismayed by the way girls were treated differently than boys. I liked the values and respect modeled by the characters. The story teaches love of ancestors, respect, honesty, loyalty, and hard work without preaching.

Danielle B.
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Level 7

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.

79 pages

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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