Chinese Cinderella

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

Explanation of the Book:

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: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780141325675
Available:
Release: 2009-02-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780141304878
Available:
Release: 1999-08-02
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life. Chinese Cinderella is the true story of her struggle for acceptance and her triumph against almost overwhelming odds.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780385740074
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141928289
Available:
Release: 2004-08-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780767903578
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Along the River

Along the River
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780385738965
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780141320298
Available:
Release: 2009-08-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 . . .

Yeh Shen

Yeh Shen
Author: Anonim
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9780698113886
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Thousand Pieces of Gold

A Thousand Pieces of Gold
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061911071
Available:
Release: 2009-05-12
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the course of Chinese life, adding stories from her own life to beautifully illustrate their relevance and influence today.

Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky
Author: Joseph Kim,Stephan Talty
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544373174
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Estelle Kleinman
Pages: 38
ISBN: 0767535480
Available:
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Learning Links
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Cinderella

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Cinder

Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781466800113
Available:
Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

The Boy in the Park The gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

The Boy in the Park  The gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist
Author: A J Grayson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780008239350
Available:
Release: 2017-05-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Ye Xian

Ye Xian
Author: Jeff Pepper
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1952601185
Available:
Release: 2021-02-24
Editor: Imagin8 LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Cinderella is possibly the world's most popular folk tale. The earliest known version is from Greece around two thousand years ago, and over the next thousand years, it traveled to France, Italy and Germany, and eventually to the Walt Disney studio in America. But as the Cinderella story traveled from Greece to Western Europe, it was also carried eastward to Asia along the Silk Road and other ancient trade routes. The story of Ye Xian in this book is the oldest known Asian version, first appearing in a book of folk tales by Duan Chengshi in 860 AD. That story was told in just 750 Chinese words. The Ye Xian story matches the modern Cinderella story more closely than later European versions. But unlike the Disney movie, it does not simply end with the heroine marrying and living happily ever after. The story is more complex and more interesting, showing Zhuang, Hindu, Buddhist, and Chinese influences. In this book, the best-selling writing team of Pepper and Wang retell this wonderful story using just 450 different Chinese words, most of which are in the standard 1200-word HSK4 vocabulary. This limited vocabulary makes the story easily accessible to beginning and intermediate students of Chinese. A glossary of all words is in the back of the book, along with an English translation. A free audiobook version is available on the Imagin8 Press channel of YouTube, and also at www.imagin8press.com.

Animals Santa

Animals  Santa
Author: Jan Brett
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780399546143
Available:
Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This modern Christmas classic highlights how animals are just as curious as kids about their own Santa. When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals’ Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe he’s a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him. On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals' Santa and a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa. Jan Brett's love of animals, winter, and all things Christmas is on grand display in this original holiday story.

Fresh Ink

Fresh Ink
Author: Lamar Giles
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781524766313
Available:
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance"--

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784816999
Available:
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great middle greats fiction.