To save her family, Fa Mulan takes her father's place in the Khan's army. She quickly proves that being a good soldier means combining the energies and skills of being a man with her talents and abilities as a woman. This retelling of an ancient Chinese legend is the inspiring tale of a young heroine who poses as a soldier and rises to the rank of general. Vivid and sweeping illustrations portray traditional Chinese life and battle. An Author's and Illustrator's Note follow the text. "An exciting tale narrated with simple clarity."-San Francisco Chronicle.