Chinese Cinderella

The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307482808
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 224
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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. Includes 6-page photo insert. From the Hardcover edition.

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

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 . . .

Adelita


Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524737232
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Hace mucho tiempo—a long time ago—there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kindhearted young woman, her jealous stepmother, two hateful stepsisters, and a young man in search of a wife. The young man, Javier, falls madly in love with beautiful Adelita, but she disappears from his fiesta at midnight, leaving him with only one clue to her hidden identity: a beautiful rebozo—shawl. With the rebozo in place of a glass slipper, this favorite fairy tale takes a delightful twist. Tomie dePaola's exquisite paintings, filled with the folk art of Mexico, make this a Cinderella story like no other. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lon Po Po

A Red-Riding Hood Story From China
Author: Ed Young
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399549161
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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WINNER OF THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL, AWARDED TO THE ARTIST OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR "(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's best efforts." --Booklist "Absolutely splendid." -- Kirkus Reviews. "An extraordinary and powerful book." -- Publisher's Weekly The now-classic Chinese retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and one of the most celebrated picture books of our time.

Yeh-Shen

A Cinderella Story from China
Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698113888
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 31
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A young Chinese girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince.

Chandra


Author: Frances Mary Hendry
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192753472
Category: Child marriage
Page: 120
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Grade level: 6, 7, 8, e, i, s.

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.

The Devil's Arithmetic


Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142401099
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 170
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Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Anne Frank's Story


Author: Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141924845
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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The life story of Anne Frank, from her early happy childhood in Frankfurt, growing up in Amsterdam, her two years in hiding and the last few months of her life in the concentration camps. Narrated in six clearly written chapters, this biography for children answers the many detailed questions about Anne that readers of the Diary often have, and includes interesting anecdotes from friends who survived her. There is an Historical Note at the beginning of the book and a map of Europe, so that children will be able to understand the situation at the time, and an Introduction by Anne Frank's cousin, Buddy Elias.

Cindy Ellen

A Wild Western Cinderella
Author: Susan Lowell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064438643
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Once upon a time, there was a sweet cowgirl named Cindy Ellen, who lived with the orneriest stepmother west of the Mississippi and two stepsisters who were so nasty, they made rattlesnakes look nice! But when a fast-talkin' fairy godmother teaches Cindy Ellen a little lesson about gumption, Cindy lassos first place at the rodeo and the heart of Joe Prince.... You may think you've heard the story before-but you'll get a side-splittin' bellyache after you're through with this hilarious rendition told Wild West-style!

Princess Furball


Author: Charlotte Huck
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688131077
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Once upon a time a cruel King decided to betroth his motherless daughter to an Ogre in exchange for fifty wagons filled with silver. When the Princess learns what her father has done, she is horrified. But she is as clever as she is beautiful. Quickly, the Princess devises a plan to escape and, relying on her own spunk and good sense, ultimately marries the man she chooses for herself.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters


Author: John Steptoe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688040454
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, badtempered, and spoiled. When the king decided to take a wife and invited "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land" to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn't agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors.

Steve Jobs

Thinking Differently
Author: Patricia Lakin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481435310
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” (School Library Journal) and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.” Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

Moss Gown


Author: William H. Hooks,Donald Carrick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395547939
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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After failing to flatter her father as much as her two evil sisters do, Candace is banished from his plantation and only after much time and meeting her Prince Charming, is her father able to appreciate her love.

Smoky Mountain Rose

An Appalachian Cinderella
Author: Alan Schroeder,Charles Perrault
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442014121
Category: Fairy tales
Page: N.A
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In this variation on the Cinderella story set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

Cinder-Elly


Author: Frances Minters,G. Brian Karas
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 9780140561265
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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In this rap version of the traditional fairy tale, the overworked younger sister gets to go to a basketball game and meets a star player, Prince Charming.