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Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
 

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.

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ISBN 9780141359410
Barcode 9780141359410
Published 2 July 2015 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (4 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Yen Mah, Adeline
Designed by Jones, Matt
Series A puffin book (part: 34)
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ISBN-13 9780141359410
ISBN-10 0141359412
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 2 July 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Yen Mah, Adeline
Designed by Jones, Matt
Series A puffin book (part: 34)
Category True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 213g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 951.05092
Catalogue Code 563664

Description of this Book

Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography for children based on the bestselling Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. 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. This is a reissue in the 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin children's modern classics.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Adeline Yen Mah lives in California after growing up in Tianjin and Shanghai in China, Hong Kong and England. She studied medicine but gave up her career as a physician to become a full-time writer. After the death of her stepmother, she felt compelled to write her story and the result, Falling Leaves became an international bestseller. Adeline has written several other books for adults and children including Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, an adventure based on her own made-up stories when she was a lonely child.

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