Chinese Cinderella

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

Explanation of the Book:

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: 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: 205
ISBN: 9780385740074
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Ember
Language: un

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: un

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

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 . . .

Chinese Cinderella

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

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.

China Land of Dragons and Emperors

China  Land of Dragons and Emperors
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780375890994
Available:
Release: 2009-06-09
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

Once

Once
Author: Morris Gleitzman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781429922340
Available:
Release: 2010-03-30
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Author: Penelope Lively
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1405288744
Available:
Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Adeline Yen Mah
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784816999
Available:
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Great middle greats fiction.

Lottie Walter

Lottie   Walter
Author: Anna Walker
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780358063513
Available:
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Bound

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Kate in Waiting

Kate in Waiting
Author: Becky Albertalli
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062643858
Available:
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and rom-com queen Becky Albertalli comes a buoyant new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life, and, yes, theater. Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway. But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off-script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson. Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.

No Promises in the Wind DIGEST

No Promises in the Wind  DIGEST
Author: Irene Hunt
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781101142202
Available:
Release: 2002-01-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression. “A powerfully moving story.”—Chicago Daily News In 1932, American's dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh has to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man’s struggle to find a life for himself in the most turbulent of times.

Chinese Cinderella Novel Units Teacher Guide

Chinese Cinderella Novel Units Teacher Guide
Author: Marilyn Perlberg,Novel Units
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1581308868
Available:
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Novel Units, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes suggested activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading the Chinese Cinderella.