Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

By the Author of Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014192828X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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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.

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865088655

Category: Children

Page: 279

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The companion to the well-loved and internationally bestselling Chinese Cinderella, Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society is a tale of high adventure and friendship, set in China during the Second World War.

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

By the Author of Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141314966

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 279

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During the Japanese occupation of parts of China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian is thrown out of her father's and stepmother's home, joins a martial arts group, and tries to help her aunt and the Americans in their struggle against the Japanese invaders. Includes historical notes.

Chinese Cinderella (PMC Ed)

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141325674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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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.

Along the River

A Chinese Cinderella Novel

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 038573896X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

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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

The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014132029X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

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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 . . .

China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

The Fascinating Culture and History of China

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375890998

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

A Thousand Pieces of Gold

Growing Up Through China's Proverbs

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780060006396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of China's past, illustrated by proverbs taken from a fascinating period of history when China was ruled by the First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259–210 B.C.E.), the sovereign who united China, built the Great Wall, and standardized the Chinese language. New York Times bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah combines fascinating historical insights with personal stories from her own life to show the enduring relevance and influence of proverbs in Chinese life, even to the present day. Yen Mah recreates a lost world in which warlords, scholars, and courtiers plot and counter-plot to create some of the world's greatest dramas. Her unique perspective creates a window into the Chinese mind, enabling Western readers to better comprehend Chinese thought and culture, while being mesmerized by stories first told by the legendary historian Sima Qian, China's Herodotus. Combining probing historical analysis with stories of tremendous personal insight, A Thousand Pieces of Gold is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a singularly authentic portrait of Chinese culture.

Falling Leaves

The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767903579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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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

American Dragons

Twenty-five Asian American Voices

Author: Laurence Yep

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064406032

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 237

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Includes short stories, poems, and excerpts from plays that relate what it is like growing up Asian American.

Zane and the Hurricane

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545633478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.

Song of the Magdalene

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481463780

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The story of a teenage Mary Magdalene -- here called Miriam -- is finally told.... When the world goes dark and her mind explodes within her, Miriam's future is shattered. In ancient Israel such seizures make her unclean. If anyone finds out about them, she will be an outcast. Only Abraham -- the son of Hannah, her caretaker -- shares her secret. Abraham, too, is afflicted -- a perfect mind in an imperfect body -- and to the villagers he is an idiot. To Miriam he is a savior....

Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385528833

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that no one will ever forget.

Amy Tan

Author and Storyteller

Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756518769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the life and career of author Amy Tan, from her childhood in Oakland, California, through her struggle to accept her Chinese heritage, to her career as a writer.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408821621

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.

Goggle-eyes

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141944277

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Kitty Killin is not only a good storyteller, but also the World's Greatest Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends. Particularly when there's a danger they might turn into new and unwanted stepfathers...

Homeless Bird

Author: Gloria Whelan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061975820

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed. In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food. Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly-- one stitch at a time. Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2000 National Book Award Winner

Forbidden Tales: Sword

Author: Da Chen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061957305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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On the morning of Miu Miu's fifteenth birthday, her mother makes a startling revelation: Miu Miu's fate is to travel to the faraway city of Chang'an, avenge her father's death, and find her true love. But the evil emperor has other plans for her. Defeating him will take all of Miu Miu's courage, wit, and martial arts experience. Master storyteller Da Chen paints a vivid portrait of his native land in this classic tale of honor, adventure, and romance in ancient China.

The Umbrella Queen

Author: Shirin Bridges

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060750405

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When Noot is finally allowed to paint umbrellas like the other women and girls in her village, she secretly hopes that she might be chosen as this year's Umbrella Queen. Carefully, she creates serene flowers and butterflies exactly as she has seen her mother and grandmother do for years. But soon her imagination takes over, and Noot finds herself straying from the old patterns, to the dismay of her family, who depend on the traditionally painted umbrellas for their livelihood. Her parents tell her she must go back to the old designs and Noot obeys, knowing that the King is coming soon to name the one who has painted the most beautiful umbrella. After all, the King would never choose a queen who breaks from tradition . . . would he?