Malan Flower is a Chinese children's classic created half a century ago and it has influenced three generations and has spread around the world. Malan Flower accompanies the growth of numerous children, and is memorized by many Chinese as a childhood treasure.
Malan Flower is a typical Chinese folk tale. The malan flower spirit Malang rescued a old man surnamed Wang who fell over the cliff. Wang married Malang his kind innocent daughter Xiao Lan. Malang had a magic malan flower, which could materialize people's wishes.
The greedy old cat had coveted the flower for a long time. He persuaded Xiao Lan's vain sister Da Lan to disguise as Xiao Lan to get the flower. After a long struggle, this trick was seen through by Malang. The wicked was punished and the kind was endowed with happiness.
The story of Malan Flower represent the moral standards and the basics of good vs. evil. "Malan Flower" defends the endless discussed issue good vs. evil. The evil may win temporarily but the good always win at last. There's a Chinese saying: "Good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil." This is a natural law and is the spirit of the classical stories. This battle of good vs. evil happens around the magical Malan flower. The story is simple and easy to understand and this is why children love the story for generations.
The book comes with Chinese characters and the Pinyin (phonetic transcriptions), making it an excellent means of learning elementary Chinese. The book ends with some games, which helps parents engage their children in a discussion about the story.