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Blooming-- stories for girls to grow on
Black, Judith.
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Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Judith Black], [2001?]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (69 min., 8 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
These stories represent folklore, historic characters, and original pieces. They present an array of heroines that through either wit, strength, intelligence or heart make their worlds better places to live in.
General Note:
Stories written, adapted and told by Judith Black.

Compact disc.
Opening dialog. Yen Lee's feet (20:22) -- Lucy Stone (10:25) -- The three strong women of Japan (19:15) -- Katora ; Lord of the wind (18:27) -- Blooming (song) (0:40).
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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PZ8.1.B57 BL 2001 Juvenile Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
PZ8.1.B57 BL 2001 Juvenile Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Three adolescent girls who are experiencing self-esteem problems seek out an old friend who shares four stories that encourage the girls to look inward to find their true worth. The four stories are: "Yen Lee's Feet," "Lucy Stone", "The Three Strong Women of Japan" & "Katorah"

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-With the theme of "all you need is one special trait," four adapted stories focusing on girls are told within the framework of a woman talking to three girls and assuring them that they are special and talented. "Yen Lee's Feet, " set in China, tells about a girl who had large feet (which was considered ugly), yet was clever enough to save her family and community from poverty. The second story is about women's rights activist, Lucy Stone, who exceeded traditional women's boundaries of marriage and child-rearing. "The Three Strong Women of Japan" features a girl, a mother, and a grandmother who teach women's work (cooking, cleaning, sewing) to a sumo wrestler to help him improve his strength and win a wrestling match. In "Katorah, Lord of the Wind," the kindest of three sisters wins the hand of Katorah, surpassing her wise and clever sisters. Storyteller Judith Black reads with expression and enthusiasm, changing her voice slightly for different characters. All the tales feature appropriate sound effects and music. These stories will be a welcome addition to school and public libraries for Women's History Month, multicultural units, or just for enjoyment.-Erin Caskey, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.