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Spring Pearl: The Last Flower is a book in the Girls of Many Lands series focusing on Chou Spring Pearl. It was released in 2002 and available with the doll and as a separate purchase. The book was retired with the collection in 2005. Retail cost was $7.95.

Characters

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Chapter by Chapter Summary

Chapter One: The Lost Garden

Chapter Two: The Rats' Nest

Chapter Three: The Cage

Chapter Four: The Test

Chapter Five: Pins and Needles

Chapter Six: Miss Weed

Chapter Seven: The Power Behind the Throne

Chapter Eight: The Traitor

Chapter Nine: The Collector

Chapter Ten: Hope

Chapter Eleven: Roots

Chapter Twelve: The Return

Chapter Thirteen: The Warriors

Chapter Fourteen: The Flower

Then and Now: China

Discusses a girl's life in 1857 China. Topics include:

  • The Chinese's deep value to their traditions.
  • What married and unmarried girls would have worn.
  • How people carried money around.
  • What jewelry was made out of and Chinese hairstyles.
  • Foot binding and the ethnic groups who didn't bind feet.
  • The behavior expected from girls and education.
  • Canton's adventurous cuisine.
  • Where wealthy, and poor, families lived.
  • Why the British attacked China in the First Opium War.
  • The Second Opium War and how it changed China.
  • The 'Golden Mountain', or America.
  • Life in China today.

Extras

Each Girls of Many Lands book came with a detachable bookmark inside the back cover. This shows a portion of the illustration at the start of the book. Measures 7 3/16" x 2".

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