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Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers' Edition
   

Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers' Edition (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

By Cunxin, Li
Read by English, Paul

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From unbelievable poverty to international stardom - the inspiring true story of one boy's dream come true. Li Cunxin's bestselling biography in a young reader's edition, now available on MP3 CD. One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781742015019
Barcode 9781742015019
Published 1 May 2008 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781742015019
ISBN-10 1742015018
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Publication Date 1 May 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Cunxin, Li
Read by English, Paul
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Height: 230mm
Weight 500g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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From unbelievable poverty to international stardom - the inspiring true story of one boy's dream come true. Li Cunxin's bestselling biography in a young reader's edition, now available on MP3 CD. One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home - to his mother, father and six brothers, to his own small village. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life - and he never turned back. Plucked from poverty, Li Cunxin was brought to Beijing to learn ballet. Later, after defecting, he became a principal dancer in both the Houston and the Australian Ballets, ultimately becoming world renowned. Paul English's crisp accents march precisely through Chinese pronunciations and the difficult stories of Li's early life in Quingdao. Occasionally, English pauses on emotional peaks, portraying, for example, Li's fear when his mother faints from hunger and his loneliness while adjusting to life at the dance school. Mostly, English's level narration allows listeners to imagine the contrasts of Li's life - his incomprehension of the wealth and freedom he sees while visiting the U.S. and, soon after, his struggle to attain them. S.W. - AudioFile Magazine

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