Well Water Woman: A Short Memoir

Gloria Ng
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Well Water Woman is a personal narrative of a Chinese American female who explores and reconstructs her journey from girlhood to womanhood, piecing information from two generations of memories to weave the life and legacy of the paternal grandmother whom she has never personally met. This short memoir explores the inner workings of spirit through the cycle of birth, life, death, and eternity.
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Multi-published author Gloria Ng is an Oakland-based mother of three who writes on Owl Time. Her work has appeared in anthologies, including YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American. (HarperCollins, 2001)


Seeing the lack of bilingual books to read to her children, she created the Mama Gloria Chinese-English Bilingual Books series. 

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Publisher
Gloria Ng
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Published on
Dec 31, 2013
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Pages
84
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ISBN
9781499657821
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Women
Body, Mind & Spirit / Afterlife & Reincarnation
Body, Mind & Spirit / Healing / Prayer & Spiritual
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Family & Relationships / Extended Family
Philosophy / Buddhist
Religion / Buddhism / General
Religion / Faith
Religion / Spirituality
Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
Self-Help / Spiritual
Social Science / Death & Dying
Social Science / Emigration & Immigration
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Men's Studies
Social Science / Women's Studies
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Mama Gloria Chinese-English Bilingual Books are a great introduction to high-interest topics for early readers. Each page has full-color photographs that go with the story and also highlights useful words. Text is shown in traditional Chinese characters, Mandarin pin yin, simplified Chinese characters, and English. 

In addition to a list of useful vocabulary, at the back of each paperback are links to bonus audio files in Cantonese, Mandarin and American English read by the author at a slow pace for easy-to-use reference. These audio files are designed for older readers, such as adults, to read alongside early readers as young as from birth. 

Use the following tips to maximize the use of each book and make them family favorites. 

For newborns (0-6 months old): Instead of reading the text on the whole page, just point to the object that is on the page or a certain word that describes the object on the page. 

For preverbal, babbling stage (6-12 months old): Continue to use the objects on the page. Try reading the whole sentence aloud and see how your child responds. 

For toddlers (12 months-36 months): The older your child gets, the more you can start bringing more attention to the actual words on the page. You will be surprised at how well your child fares with whole word recognition. 

For preschool and kindergarten: You can definitely start teaching spelling of the English words and how to even write some of the Chinese characters with their developing fine motor skills. 

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Mama Gloria Chinese-English Bilingual Books are a great introduction to high-interest topics for early readers. Each page has full-color photographs that go with the story and also highlights useful words. Text is shown in traditional Chinese characters, Mandarin pin yin, simplified Chinese characters, and English. 

In addition to a list of useful vocabulary, at the back of each paperback are links to bonus audio files in Cantonese, Mandarin and American English read by the author at a slow pace for easy-to-use reference. These audio files are designed for older readers, such as adults, to read alongside early readers as young as from birth. 

Use the following tips to maximize the use of each book and make them family favorites. 

For newborns (0-6 months old): Instead of reading the text on the whole page, just point to the object that is on the page or a certain word that describes the object on the page. 

For preverbal, babbling stage (6-12 months old): Continue to use the objects on the page. Try reading the whole sentence aloud and see how your child responds. 

For toddlers (12 months-36 months): The older your child gets, the more you can start bringing more attention to the actual words on the page. You will be surprised at how well your child fares with whole word recognition. 

For preschool and kindergarten: You can definitely start teaching spelling of the English words and how to even write some of the Chinese characters with their developing fine motor skills.

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