The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and LoyaltyWhen Ling Yee's husband is lost at sea during a terrible storm, she is distraught--yet she cannot let herself believe that he has died. "Maybe he found somewhere to wait out the storm," she thinks to herself as she keeps watch for him. Every morning, she returns to the same spot, with her baby strapped to her back, to look for him.
by Natasha Yim
illustrated by Pirkko Vainio
Wisdom Tales, 2017
Amazon / Your local library
|"Ling Yee asked each exhausted fisherman, 'Have you seen Ching Yin?' But each shook his head."|
|Amah Rock in Hong Kong|
"As a teenager growing up (in Hong Kong), I was captivated by this story. There is a hotel in Sha Tin with a large outdoor patio and a gorgeous view of the hills, valley below, and the Amah Rock. My family would go there on weekends for lunch or afternoon tea and I'd spend the time watching the Amah Rock and willing her to come back to life. She never did, of course, but her story has always stuck with me."This story exudes warmth and love, as Ling Yee waits for her husband and then is finally reunited with him. It would be interesting to ask children if they like this new ending, or if they prefer the traditional tale's ending.
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