Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009-05-06
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307482808
Language: en
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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

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009-02-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780141933818
Language: en
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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.

Chinese Cinderella PMC Ed

Chinese Cinderella  PMC Ed
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009-02-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780141325675
Language: en
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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.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2010
Editor: Ember
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780385740074
Language: un
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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.

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2004-08-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141928289
Language: un
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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.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 1999
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780767903578
Language: en
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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

Along the River

Along the River
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780385738965
Language: en
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CC suffers a bad fall and, in order to treat her injuries, she undergoes hypnotherapy that reveals her connection to an eleventh-century girl named Mei Lan, who defied convention to befriend a household servant who was a brilliant artist.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2004-09
Editor: NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0582848881
Language: un
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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 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.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009-08-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780141320298
Language: en
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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 . . .

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9781741146363
Language: un
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From the internationally bestselling author of Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, this is a gripping historical fantasy set in the Song Dynasty and inspired by one of China's most famous paintings.

China Land of Dragons and Emperors

China  Land of Dragons and Emperors
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009-06-09
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780375890994
Language: en
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A fascinating book about the history and culture of China. The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons and emperors, and learn about the significance of its ancient dynasties. Countless tools and materials that people have used every day for centuries—paper, gunpowder, cast iron, matches, and silk, to name just a few—were first made in China. Chinese society has progressed through major changes, but lucky numbers, festivals, beliefs about colors, the practic of footbinding, the building of the Great Wall, and the larger-than-life people of China are all integral parts of this ancient civilization and still have an impact on life today. Bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah explores an extraordinary view of the great story of China over the last two millennia in this nonfiction work, which also includes black-and-white photographs.

Cinderella

Cinderella
Author by: Judy Sierra
Release: 1992
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780897747271
Language: en
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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.

Chains

Chains
Author by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Release: 2010
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780747598060
Language: en
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A stunning adventure story with an unforgettable lead character - a tale of kindness, suffering and the struggle to overcome. A National Book Award finalist in the U.S.

Once

Once
Author by: Morris Gleitzman
Release: 2010-03-30
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781429922340
Language: en
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Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland. To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him. Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library. But as Felix's journey gets increasingly dangerous, he begins to see horrors that not even stories can explain. Despite his grim suroundings, Felix never loses hope. Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humor.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Estelle Kleinman
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Learning Links
Pages: 38
ISBN: 0767535480
Language: en
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Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program. Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask, the important issues to discuss, and the organizational aids that help students get the most out of each book they read.

Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky
Author by: Joseph Kim,Stephan Talty
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544373174
Language: en
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A man who escaped the devastating famine in North Korea, despite being abandoned as a boy, tells the story of his survival inside the oppressive country, his escape and subsequent rescue by activists and Christian missionaries and his success in the United States thanks to a newfound faith and courage. 50,000 first printing.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Author by: Penelope Lively
Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1405288744
Language: en
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The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and children alike.When James' family moves to a ancient cottage in Oxfordshire (with grounds that are great for excavations and trees that are perfect for climbing), it doesn't take long for odd things to stard happening. Doors crash open and strange signs appear, written in an archaic hand. James soon discovers the culprit: a ghost! It's the spirit of Thomas Kempe, a 17th century apothecary who wants James to be his apprentice. The problem? No one else believes in ghosts. It's up to James to get rid of him... An iconic ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is adored by generations of readers.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author by: Adeline Yen Mah
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784816999
Language: un
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Great middle greats fiction.

Bound

Bound
Author by: Donna Jo Napoli
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781471103391
Language: en
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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.

Lottie Walter

Lottie   Walter
Author by: Anna Walker
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780358063513
Language: en
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An original, compelling, and visually stunning treatment of a common childhood predicament: overcoming a fear of the water. Lottie goes to swim lessons every Saturday, but she never gets in the water. That’s because she is convinced there is a shark in the pool, a shark that wants to eat her and only her. But then Walter appears. Walter likes singing and reading books and bubble baths, and his favorite food is fish sticks, just like Lottie. When Saturday rolls around again, Lottie is no more ready to jump in the pool than she was before. Or is she? Sometimes it just takes a special friend to find the courage that was inside you all along.