Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

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More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author by : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Laurel Leaf
Release : 2009-05-06
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307482808


Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

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Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-02-05
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141933818


Chinese Cinderella Pmc Ed

Chinese Cinderella Pmc Ed

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Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-02-05
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141325675


Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

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The daughter of a wealthy Hong Kong businessman describes her very difficult childhood and the psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release : 1999
File : 278 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780767903578


Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

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Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu�s house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange � yet somehow familiar � to her. A tale of slavery and friendship, wealth, poverty and an arranged marriage begins, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived centuries before. But is it real, or all in her imagination . . .

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-08-06
File : 244 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141320298


Yeh Shen

Yeh Shen

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Glowing, full-color watercolor illustrations capture the essence of the ancient Chinese tale, which predates the familiar Western story of Cinderella.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1982
File : 31 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698113886


Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society

Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society

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During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, Adeline tells the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl who, after being thrown out of her home, has no choice but to go out and seek her own destiny. Soon she meets up with a group of children, all orphaned but each from a different background, who live with an old lady called Grandma Wu. Chinese Cinderella, or CC for short, decides her future after consulting an ancient book which helps to show her the way forward. And her choice takes her on a mission to save the lives of others. Based on a true-life incident during World War II. CC and the others bravely rescue a group of American pilots whose plane crashed after a bombing raid on Japan. Although her father is looking for her, CC knows that she can never go back to live with her cruel stepmother, and now there is no turning back.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-08-05
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141928289


Cinderella

Cinderella

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Presents versions of the Cinderella story which represent many cultures, geographical areas, and styles. Includes information about the tales, related activities, and resources.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Judy Sierra
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 1992
File : 178 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780897747271


The Boy In The Park

The Boy In The Park

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The Psychological Thriller that everyone is going to be talking about - once you’ve read it, it will haunt you for weeks!

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : A J Grayson
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2017-05-08
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780008239350


Bound

Bound

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YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her father's second wife and daughter after Xing Xing's father has passed away. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where the life of a woman is valued less than that of livestock. Bound to be alone and unmarried, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Dubbed "Lazy One" by her stepmother, Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful but compulsory tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content, for now, to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in her garden, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. But all of this is about to change as the time for the village's annual festival draws near, and Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future. In this searing story, Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Beast and Breath,delves into the roots of the Cinderella myth and unearths a tale as powerful as it is familiar.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-11
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781471103391