Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-05-06
ISBN 10: 0307482804
ISBN 13: 9780307482808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Cinderella Book Review:

More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. 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. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1999
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 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.

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.

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters
Author: Alison Matthews,Laurence Matthews
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN 10: 146290128X
ISBN 13: 9781462901289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters Book Review:

This user–friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters. At last—there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks. Although Learning Chinese Characters is primarily a book for serious learners of Mandarin Chinese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Chinese characters, without any prior knowledge of Chinese. It can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. All characters are simplified (as in mainland China) but traditional characters are also given, when available. Key features: Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum. The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems. Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first. Modern simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke–count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character. This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well–indexed with easy look–up methods. The 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.

Along the River

Along the River
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Unknown
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.

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.

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 . . .

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.

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.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
Author: Amy Tan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN 10: 1101502738
ISBN 13: 9781101502730
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.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-06-20
ISBN 10: 1439106495
ISBN 13: 9781439106495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Swans Book Review:

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

The Cinderella Society

The Cinderella Society
Author: Kay Cassidy
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1606840177
ISBN 13: 9781606840177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinderella Society Book Review:

After winning a coveted spot on the high school cheerleading squad, 16-year-old newcomer, Jess Parker, is still treated as an "outsider" by the majority of the student body thanks to the harassment campaign led by the popular cheerleader she displaced.

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.)

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Win Friends and Influence People Book Review:

In the present book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says, “You can make someone want to do what you want them to do by seeing the situation from the other person’s point of view and arousing in the other person an eager want.” You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, “let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers” and “talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.” This book is all about building relationships. With good relationships, personal and business successes are easy and swift to achieve. Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking 1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. 2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're wrong." 3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 4. Begin in a friendly way. 5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes. 6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. 7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers. 8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. 9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. 10. Appeal to the nobler motives. 11. Dramatize your ideas. 12.Throw down a challenge.

The Runaway Wok

The Runaway Wok
Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN 10: 1101642696
ISBN 13: 9781101642696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Runaway Wok Book Review:

When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow! With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.

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.

A Modern Cinderella

A Modern Cinderella
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN 10: 1528788486
ISBN 13: 9781528788489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Modern Cinderella Book Review:

This vintage book contains a charming collection of short stories written by American author Louisa May Alcott. Contents include: “A Modern Cinderella: Or, The Little Old Shoe”, “Debby's Debut”, “Brothers”, and “Nelly's Hospital”. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel “Little Women”, as well as its sequels “Little Men” and “Jo's Boys”. She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. This fantastic collection constitutes a must-read for fans of Alcott's work and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Other notable works by this author include: "An Old-Fashioned Girl" (1886), "Eight Cousins" (1869), and "A Long Fatal Love Chase" (1875). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Lon Po Po

Lon Po Po
Author: Ed Young
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 0399549161
ISBN 13: 9780399549168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lon Po Po Book Review:

This Caldecott Medal-winning, classic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most celebrated picture books of our time. With characteristic flair and energy, award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Young's vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story. ★ ''A gripping variation of Red Riding Hood. This is an outstanding achievement that will be pored over again and again." —School Library Journal, starred review