March 2012

Beautiful Warrior

The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu

If I were to combine a nun, an arranged marriage, some kung fu, and a children’s picture book together, the results would certainly be disastrous. I cannot even imagine what shape or form such a monstrosity would assume! But in the telling of a traditional legend by Emily Arnold McCully, Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu does all of that elegantly, gracefully, and memorably.