Book Details


Format

Paperback (b Format)

Author

Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th August 2004

ISBN

9780141314969

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Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society

Adeline Yen Mah


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This absorbing and exciting adventure story is framed by both the author's real-life story and the reality of World War II in Shanghai. Chinese Cinderella has left the home of her cruel stepmother and must seek her own destiny. She meets up with a group of orphans who live with Grandma Wu.

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Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah

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.


About The Author

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China. Her mother died two weeks after her birth and Adeline was considered to be a source of bad luck by her family.
Her father remarried a beautiful Eurasian woman one year later. She was half French and half Chinese and divided the Yen family into two different classes. Adeline's father, stepmother and their two children were the upper class, whereas Adeline and the four other step-children by the first wife were considered second class. ~ from Adeline Yen Mah's publisher

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