Wild Orchid: A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan (Once Upon a Time Series)

Wild Orchid: A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan (Once Upon a Time Series)

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Wild Orchid: A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan (Once Upon a Time Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Mulan's mother died during labor. Her father, a great General in the army, was heartbroken. He's never been home since he heard the news. Thus, Mulan lost both her parents on the same day. Mulan is not your typical girl. Instead, she climbs trees and despises needlework. She meets the boy next door and the two of them form a friendship. He teaches her archery, how to ride a horse, how to use a sword, and, finally, how to read and write. When her father comes home, everything changes. First, she must learn how to trust and obey him. Second, she must learn how to love him and her new stepmother. Just when she's finally found herself a new family, the Huns appear on the horizon of China. The men are called back to war. Mulan, unwilling to let her father go with a bad leg and a new family, disguises herself and takes his place instead. Her first day there, she catches the ears of one of the king's sons. He engages her in an archery contest. From then on, Mulan is famous throughout the camp. With the Huns quickly approaching, all three princes have different ideas on how to defend China. Mulan mistakenly speaks out during a strategizing session. Prince Jian immediately seizes her idea. But will it be enough to save China? This new ONCE UPON A TIME addition weaves together the wonders of ancient China, a budding romance, a feisty girl, and the true meaning of both friendship and family in a fantastic fairy tale edition.
literature_lover45 More than 1 year ago
I have mixed feelings about this book. The story is good, I loved Mulan as a kid and I still sometimes watch it as a teenager, but I don't think this book does the story justice. The first half of the book is excellent. Dokey spends a good amount of time creating the characters and explaining the reasons that motivate the characters. However, for as long as Dokey takes to paint the characters, the climax is inexcusably short. All that happens while Mulan is at war is predictable and boringly cliché. The love story between Mulan and the Prince is grossly underdeveloped and the battle with the Huns (for which the reader has been waiting for about a hundred and fifty pages) takes all of about half a minute to read. And then for some reason the Prince realizes he and Mulan are soul mates, no one complications come of Mulan being discovered or marrying a prince and everybody lives happily ever after the end. Somebody kill me the end was terrible!!! The book was mediocre and had a great deal of wasted potential. If you're looking for a good fairy tale spin read the books I've recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was like the movie, and I loved the characters, and the way they talked. It was fast paced, and I couldn't put it down until i finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of this series, and this book is by far my favorite. I read it in less than a day, and found it absolutely wonderful! I would recomend it to anyone who has heard about the story of mulan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. It has wonderful meanings, and I loved it. I recomend this book to anyone who likes fairy tales.
Vinka Martinez More than 1 year ago
This book was great i think just b/c im 13 i would say that but really i actually readthe whole series and camerom dokey is really good with her writing so this is a really great book from mulan and the huns to prince jian it was absolutley great!
QueenRose More than 1 year ago
Wild Orchid is a wonderful retelling of Mulan. When I saw this book last year and realized it was a retelling of Mulan I was so excited. Becuase for a long time I always thought that Disney made up the story of Mulan but then I realized that the story of Mulan has been around for thousands of years. I thought the book was very good. The book talks about how Mulan wasn't like ordinary girls she was very tomboyish. The book also talks about how she falls inlove with one of the princes in the army but I won't say anymore. Usually I don't like Cameron Dokey's books but she is getting better. The only thing about the book that could be better is, is that I wish the half the book wouldn't talk about her child hood and just get to the fighting already, other than that this is a good book! For anyone who loves fairy tale retellings should read this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book for anybody who likes retold fairy tales
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This was a really good book and i got very attracted to it. It was a lot like the original mulan. They spent a ton of the book on mulans childhood. The only thing i dont like is that the final battle was so short and then it was over. But overall great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! If you like Mulan, you'll love this! The writing is simple and almost awkward at first. Before I realized though, it I felt like I was in China listening to Mulan herslef telling me the story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best in the seris. It is eorth every penny. I was so sad when it ended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book it was soo good definitly a book you should read but the only thing is that it was a little slow but definitly worth the wait at the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Wild Orchid it was so awesome! A beautiful retelling I strongly encourage everyone to read it. I also recommend night dance by suzanne weyn violet eyes by debbie viguie scarlet moon by debbie viguie and world above by cameron dokey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Mulan and I thougt this was a very good representation of he story. I really enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was o.k. I enjoyed reading it. The begining was excelent I loved reading about Mulan's childhood, but the war and romance was rushed at the end. I was disapointed with the end being rushed. Overall it was an interesting read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first ordered this book, i wasnt expecting the disney movie because books are always different from the movies As i read, i could picture the setting & the characters, There were moments were i laughed & cried because believe or not this book taught me different lessons about love, friendship courage & believing whats right for you
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