Chinese Cinderella

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.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

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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Chinese Cinderella
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Adeline Yen Mah
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-06 - Publisher: Laurel Leaf

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
Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Adeline Yen Mah
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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,
Chinese Cinderella
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Adeline Yen Mah
Categories: China
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09 - Publisher: NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14

In this autobiography, Adeline Yen Mah'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
Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Adeline Yen Mah
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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
Cinderella
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Judy Sierra
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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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