Cover of: Chinese Cinderella | Adeline Yen Mah

Chinese Cinderella

the true story of an unwanted daughter

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Published by Dell Laurel-Leaf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. 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. Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice.

About the Edition

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. 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. Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice.

Table of Contents

Top of the class
A Tianjin family
Nai Nai's bound feet
Life in Tianjin
Arrival in Shanghai
First day at school
Family reunion
Tram fare
Chinese New Year
Shanghai school days
PLT
Big sister's wedding
A birthday party
Class president
Boarding school in Tianjin
Hong Kong
Boarding school in Hong Kong
Miserable Sunday
End of term
Pneumonia
Playwriting competition
Letter from Aunt Baba.

Edition Notes

RL:6.2.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.7 8.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
979.4/004951/0092, B
Library of Congress
CT275.M45115 A3 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 205 p. :
Number of pages
205

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24943500M
Internet Archive
chinesecinderell00maha
ISBN 10
0440228654, 075690479X
ISBN 13
9780440228653, 9780756904791
OCLC/WorldCat
46365294
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