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: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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

Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0385740077
ISBN 13: 9780385740074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Cinderella 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.

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.

Yeh Shen

Yeh Shen
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 0698113888
ISBN 13: 9780698113886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yeh Shen Book Review:

Glowing, full-color watercolor illustrations capture the essence of the ancient Chinese tale, which predates the familiar Western story of Cinderella.

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.

The Travelers

The Travelers
Author: Regina Porter
Publsiher: Hogarth
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0525576207
ISBN 13: 9780525576204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Travelers Book Review:

“American history comes to vivid, engaging life in this tale of two interconnected families (one white, one black) that spans from the 1950s to Barack Obama’s first year as president. . . . The complex, beautifully drawn characters are unique and indelible.”—Entertainment Weekly “An astoundingly audacious debut.”—O: The Oprah Magazine • “A gorgeous generational saga.”—New York Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • FINALIST FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL Meet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father’s meandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia’s mother—Agnes Miller Christie—is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an air craft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” becomes Eddie’s life anchor, as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters’ lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends—the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half-brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true. With piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter’s debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today. Praise for The Travelers “[A] kaleidoscopic début . . . Porter deftly skips back and forth through the decades, sometimes summarizing a life in a few paragraphs, sometimes spending pages on one conversation. As one character observes, ‘We move in circles in this life.’” —The New Yorker “Porter’s electric debut is a sprawling saga that follows two interconnected American families. . . . Readers will certainly be drawn in by Porter’s sharp writing and kept hooked by the black-and-white photographs interspersed throughout the book, which give faces to the evocative voices.”—Booklist

Cinderella and Other Stories from The Blue Fairy Book

Cinderella and Other Stories from  The Blue Fairy Book
Author: Andrew Lang
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN 10: 0486158233
ISBN 13: 9780486158235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinderella and Other Stories from The Blue Fairy Book Book Review:

Six tales — "Cinderella," "The Bronze Ring," "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks," "The White Cat," "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks," and "Snow-white and Rose-red"—will delight young and old. 23 illustrations.

China

China
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1741754674
ISBN 13: 9781741754674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Book Review:

This book will introduce you to the most famous people and events in China during the last 2200 years

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.)

Cinderella

Cinderella
Author: LittleNex Digital LittleNex Digital Studio Corp.
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 9781985580626
ISBN 13: 1985580624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinderella Book Review:

Cinderella: Chinese Text and Vocabulary Words from the official Chinese Translation The Mandarin Chinese translation of Charles Perrault's traditional fairy tale (written in French in 1697) Cinderella appears here in simplified characters with a selection of intermediate to advanced vocabulary words highlighted to refer to the attached vocabulary guide. All selected vocabulary words are listed in order of appearance in the Chinese text according to their first occurrence. The vocabulary guide uses simplified Chinese characters in dark grey, Pinyin in blue, and English definitions in green. The format allows students and other learners to annotate directly on the pages. Words have been selected whenever they could represent a pitfall for the intermediate to advanced learners of Chinese. You may want to order the PDF version of this book at Games2LearnChinese.com. The PDF version, which includes cross-referenced reading sections and vocabulary sections for a better interactive experience, is FREE for LittleNex Members. Consider subscribing at LittleNex.com Many more Chinese vocabulary guides from the Harry Potter series and other well-known novels, comics, and fairy tales are also available there (go to www.games2learnchinese.com/vocabulary-book.php).

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 Stock Market Cash Flow

The Stock Market Cash Flow
Author: Andy
Publsiher: RDA Press, LLC
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN 10: 1937832481
ISBN 13: 9781937832483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stock Market Cash Flow Book Review:

The book begins by addressing many of the challenges stock market investors face today and the various ways many investors use the stock market to achieve their goals. A valuable discussion of where paper assets fit (and do not fit) in the context of Rich Dad principles and its place among the other assets classes such as real estate business and commodities. The bulk of the book educates investors on "Andy's 4 pillars of stock market income" and effectively simplifies the four concepts to help investors begin to harness their power. The book concludes with ideas for an individual action plan suited to the goals of the reader

China s Courts and Concubines

China s Courts and Concubines
Author: Bernard Llewellyn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN 10: 0429874383
ISBN 13: 9780429874383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Courts and Concubines Book Review:

This book, first published in 1956, contains the stuff of other people’s memories. Thus you will read of magicians and immortals; of dragons and pills of eternal life; of generals and eunuchs; of emperors and poets; of palaces and concubines. The author has made nothing up; if there are liars along the route, they were there before he came along. The study of stories and ballads from deep in a country’s past can tell a reader much about the present-day culture of a society; this is surely true with these tales from China’s history.

The Great Race

The Great Race
Author: Dawn Casey
Publsiher: Barefoot Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781905236770
ISBN 13: 1905236778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Race Book Review:

Meanwhile, Cockeral had spotted something. A raft, he crowed triumphantly. Come on up, he called to Monkey and Sheep.

A Thousand Pieces of Gold

A Thousand Pieces of Gold
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-05-12
ISBN 10: 0061911070
ISBN 13: 9780061911071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Pieces of Gold Book Review:

In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the course of Chinese life, adding stories from her own life to beautifully illustrate their relevance and influence today.

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 0593115538
ISBN 13: 9780593115534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princess and the Pea Book Review:

Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers! Bedtime Classics introduce classic works of fiction to little literary scholars through character-driven narratives and colorful illustrations. Designed to be the perfect one-minute bedtime story (or five minutes--if you're begged to read it over and over), parents can feel good about exposing their children to some of the most iconic pieces of literature while building their child's bookshelf with these trendy editions! A King and Queen invite all the princesses in the land to their palace to find a proper suitor for their son, the prince. But when an unconventional princess stumbles through the castle gates, she's put to the ultimate test. By setting a pea under a large stack of mattresses, the royal family will discover if the girl is "princess material" once and for all.