Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles

Julie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles

by Oliver Chin, Charlene Chua
     
 


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Kim Possible meets the Karate Kid.

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"I recommend this book. The characters' constant state of motion adds excitement to the story. The kung fu classes are filled with male and female racially diverse students, and their cartoon-like appearance will appeal to children. When children read Julie's story they will understand how important and beneficial it can be to keep going despite difficulties. Julie's tireless effort and enthusiastic attitude create a positive ending to this story." - Resource Links

“This is a great book for girls (or boys!) who are interested in martial arts. The message is practice and hard work get results and that applies to most things in life.” - PinkwithSparkles

“With art by Charlene Chua, Julie Black Belt features a girl who decides that with a little hard work, kung fu can be fun.” – Super Punch

“the illustrations are so bright and vivid, younger kids may enjoy the story anyway. Charlene Chua definitely does a great job. There are lots of nice details while keeping everything simple and clean. The martial arts seem to be very popular these days; there's probably 3 or 4 studios in our little town. So, if your little one is interested, or if you're looking to get your child interested, this book might be perfect for you.” - SuperCoolBaby

“Finding a female Asian heroine in a children’s book is a pleasant surprise... Parents struggling to instill values in their children will appreciate the persevering young heroine who forgets external rewards while focusing on internal goals. The illustrations, reminiscent of ‘The Incredibles’ animated film, are bright and crisp. Take a look at this book. You might even see yourself in Julie.” - Nichibei Times

“I recommend this book. The characters’ constant state of motion adds excitement to the story. The kung fu classes are filled with male and female racially diverse students, and their cartoon-like appearance will appeal to children. When children read Julie’s story they will understand how important and beneficial it can be to keep going despite difficulties. Julie’s tireless effort and enthusiastic attitude create a positive ending to this story.”
– Paper Tigers

“Oliver Chin’s story moves at a fast enough pace to keep children engaged while still managing to show the different stages Julie goes through in finally earning her yellow belt. Charlene Chua’s bright colors and animated illustrations of Julie practicing different skills are fun to look at. Julie Black Belt is a story about perseverance and serves as a great example to teach children how working hard pays off.” – Northwest Asian Weekly

School Library Journal

Gr 1-4 Chin reveals the hard work it takes for young martial artists to accomplish their goals. Julie idolizes action-movie star Brandy Wu and longs for a black belt like her heroine. She's already mastered all of the moves in her video games, so how hard can it be? But she discovers that the road to black belt is a long one, requiring bruised knees (and bruised pride), dedication, and perseverance. The exuberant digital illustrations show Julie's journey from enthusiastic beginner to struggling novice to poised and confident student who earns her yellow belt. The story includes kung fu terms and self-defense philosophy that will be familiar to young martial-arts students. The only possible concern lies in the depiction of some of Julie's techniques, which look slightly advanced for beginners (a leaping sidekick appears as one of the moves on her test). Overall, however, youngsters interested in the sport will be thrilled to follow Julie's adventures. Other readers may also learn something from Julie's determination to meet her goals.-Alana Abbott, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597020091
Publisher:
Immedium
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
1,309,833
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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