This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Aunt - See Moon Orchid
Brave Orchid Hong - This character's "talk stories" lull this character's children to sleep with visions of mythical characters, historical fact, family tales, and legendary heroes and heroines.
Maxine Hong - This character's earliest memories are of her mother's stories. This character suffers continual disappointment while trying to please her mother with Americanized accomplishments, such as good grades in school.
Fa Mu Lan - This character is the mythical woman warrior about whom another character tells her children. This character disguises herself as a man and goes to...
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