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Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful docto... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141304878
Barcode 9780141304878
Published 2 August 1999 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Abridged edition
Author(s) By Yen Mah, Adeline
Series Chinese Cinderella
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ISBN-13 9780141304878
ISBN-10 0141304871
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 2 August 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Abridged edition
Edition Abridged edition
Author(s) By Yen Mah, Adeline
Series Chinese Cinderella
Category History
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Australian
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Stepdaughters, China, Biography, Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 951.05092
Catalogue Code 10963

Description of this Book

Jung-ling'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.

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Author's Bio

Adeline Yen Mah lives in California after growing up in Tianjin and Shanghai, in China, Hong Kong and England. She studied medicine but gave up her career as a physician to become a full-time writer. After the death of her stepmother, she felt compelled to write her story and the result, FALLING LEAVES, has become an international best-seller.

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