Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1999-08-02
ISBN 10: 0141304871
ISBN 13: 9780141304878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Cinderella Book Review:

When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life. Chinese Cinderella is the true story of her struggle for acceptance and her triumph against almost overwhelming odds.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0767903579
ISBN 13: 9780767903578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Leaves Book Review:

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

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-09
ISBN 10: 9780582848887
ISBN 13: 0582848881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Cinderella Book Review:

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.

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-08-05
ISBN 10: 014192828X
ISBN 13: 9780141928289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society Book Review:

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.

Along the River

Along the River
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 038573896X
ISBN 13: 9780385738965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Along the River Book Review:

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.

China Land of Dragons and Emperors

China  Land of Dragons and Emperors
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 0375890998
ISBN 13: 9780375890994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Land of Dragons and Emperors Book Review:

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.

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN 10: 014132029X
ISBN 13: 9780141320298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Cinderella Book Review:

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 . . .

Cinderella s Sisters

Cinderella s Sisters
Author: Dorothy Ko
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-12-17
ISBN 10: 0520253906
ISBN 13: 9780520253902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinderella s Sisters Book Review:

Footbinding is widely condemned as perverse & as symbolic of male domination over women. This study offers a more complex explanation of a thousand year practice, contending that the binding of women's feet in China was sustained by the interests of both women and men.

Watching the Tree A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness Spiritual Beliefs and Universal Wisdom

Watching the Tree  A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness  Spiritual Beliefs and Universal Wisdom
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 0007386885
ISBN 13: 9780007386888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Watching the Tree A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness Spiritual Beliefs and Universal Wisdom Book Review:

Author of bestselling ‘Falling Leaves’ weaves together for the same audience her own personal experiences with the best of Chinese philosophy.

Ties That Bind Ties That Break

Ties That Bind  Ties That Break
Author: Lensey Namioka
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307434060
ISBN 13: 9780307434067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ties That Bind Ties That Break Book Review:

Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition. But Ailin loves to run away from her governess and play games with her male cousins. Knowing she will never run again once her feet are bound, Ailin rebels and refuses to follow this torturous tradition. As a result, however, the family of her intended husband breaks their marriage agreement. And as she enters adolescence, Ailin finds that her family is no longer willing to support her. Chinese society leaves few options for a single woman of good family, but with a bold conviction and an indomitable spirit, Ailin is determined to forge her own destiny. Her story is a tribute to all those women whose courage created new options for the generations who came after them. From the Paperback edition.

The Dragon Society

The Dragon Society
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publsiher: Misenchanted Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-12-12
ISBN 10: 1619910314
ISBN 13: 9781619910317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon Society Book Review:

Dragons had preyed on humans since time immemorial, and no one had ever found a way to kill them. Now, though, Arlian had learned the secrets the dragons had hidden from humanity for centuries. He knew how the dragons could be destroyed forever, and he intended to see it done. The only catch was that several humans, including Manfort's most powerful men and women, had to die to make it happen. Some of them did not intend to cooperate. Indeed, they preferred to cooperate with the dragons instead, to protect themselves, no matter how many innocents might die as a result. And Arlian would have to defeat this unholy alliance if he ever hoped to end the draconic threat.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
Author: Amy Tan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN 10: 9781101502730
ISBN 13: 1101502738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy Luck Club Book Review:

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Adelita

Adelita
Author: Tomie dePaola
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2002-09-16
ISBN 10: 1524737232
ISBN 13: 9781524737238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adelita Book Review:

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.

Mooncakes Read Along

Mooncakes Read Along
Author: Loretta Seto
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 1459816005
ISBN 13: 9781459816008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mooncakes Read Along Book Review:

This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. Mooncakes is the lyrical story of a young girl who shares the special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents. As they eat mooncakes, drink tea and watch the night sky together, Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, the Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon and one brave woman's journey to eternal life. With a gentle focus on the importance of family, Mooncakes is both a perfect book for parent and child to read together, and an ideal choice for schools and libraries.

China East Asia and the European Union

China  East Asia and the European Union
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 9004291431
ISBN 13: 9789004291430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China East Asia and the European Union Book Review:

In China, East Asia and the European Union, specialist authors from both Europe and Asia reflect on the dynamic relationship between the three actors from an International Relations disciplinary perspective.

Cinder

Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1466800119
ISBN 13: 9781466800113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinder Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

Seducing Cinderella

Seducing Cinderella
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Publsiher: Entangled: Brazen
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012-07-20
ISBN 10: 1622669495
ISBN 13: 9781622669493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seducing Cinderella Book Review:

Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews's chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he's injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he's healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional's care—Reid's best friend's little sister, all grown up. Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. She'd do anything to catch the eye of a doctor she's crushed on for years, so when Reid offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance. Soon Reid finds himself in the fight of his life...winning Lucie's heart before she gives it to someone else. Each book in the Fighting for Love series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Seducing Cinderella Book #2 Rules of Entanglement Book #3 Fighting For Irish Book #4 Sweet Victory

Bound

Bound
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471103390
ISBN 13: 9781471103391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bound Book Review:

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.

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design
Author: Jesse Schell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2008-08-04
ISBN 10: 0123694965
ISBN 13: 9780123694966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Game Design Book Review:

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

Cinderella

Cinderella
Author: George Routledge,D. Appleton,Russell Lee
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2014-03-29
ISBN 10: 9781497478015
ISBN 13: 1497478014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinderella Book Review:

Two classic versions of the Cinderella folk tale are combined into this one book. They feature restored illustrations and pictures in both versions.