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ePub Chinese Cinderella: The true story of an unwanted daughter download
Author:
Adeline Yen Mah
ISBN13:
978-0385327077
ISBN:
0385327072
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Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (September 7, 1999)
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
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The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter. Drawing on her childhood as described in the early part of Falling Leaves, this book is the true story of Adeline Yen Mah’s childhood up to the age of fourteen.

The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter. Adeline Yen Mah’s family considered her to be bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminated against her and made her feel unwanted all her life. After the death of her stepmother in 1990, she felt compelled to write her story.

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (2010-09-14). Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China and has lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and England

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (2010-09-14). Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter. Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China and has lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and England. She is the author of the adult memoir Falling Leaves, which was a New York Times Bestseller and has sold over a million copies worldwide; Chinese Cinderella, her autobiography written for teens which has also sold over one million copies; and other novels.

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Wishbones) is a non-fiction book by Chinese-American physician and author Adeline Yen Mah describing her experiences growing up in China during the Second World War. First published in 19. . First published in 1999, Chinese Cinderella is a revised version of part of her 1997 autobiography, Falling Leaves. Her mother died after giving birth to her (of fever) and she is known to her family as the worst luck ever

Chinese Cinderella book. In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair.

Chinese Cinderella book. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots.

Adeline’s Chinese name is Yen Jun-ling (Chinese surnames come at the beginning of a person’s name). End Notes and the true Chinese Cinderella. She was also called Wu Mei which means Fifth daughter. She had an older sister (Big Sister) whose Western name is Lydia, three older brothers and two younger step-siblings.

Yen Mah describing her experiences growing up in China during the Second World .

Yen Mah describing her experiences growing up in China during the Second World War. - - Originally published: 2 August 1999.

The true story of an unwanted. The moral right of the author has been asserted. Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society. Adeline yen mah. Penguin books. Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition.

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of Unwanted Daughter Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, tells her childhood story of being a young, Chinese girl living in an unvenial household. Her family was so abusive and unfair, you can hardly believe her story was a true story. Like the fairytale Cinderella, Adeline has an abusive stepmother, who she calls Niang, who is favored among many for her Chinese and French heritage and has a passionate hatred towards Adeline. Her own father, treats her like garbage and even forgets Adeline’s name.

Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of.AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.

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. 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.

Top of the class - A Tianjin family - Nai Nai's bound feet - Life in Tianjin - Arrival in Shanghai - First day at school - Family reunion - Tram fare - Chinese New Year - Shanghai school days - PLT - Big sister's wedding - A bi.

Top of the class - A Tianjin family - Nai Nai's bound feet - Life in Tianjin - Arrival in Shanghai - First day at school - Family reunion - Tram fare - Chinese New Year - Shanghai school days - PLT - Big sister's wedding - A birthday. Party - Class president - Boarding school in Tianjin - Hong Kong - Boarding school in Hong Kong - Miserable Sunday - End of term - Pneumonia - Playwriting competition - Letter from Aunt Baba. A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. 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.Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice.
  • A well written and beautifully written book. My son's school recommended it for a summer reading project. He likes the book a lot and I love it, too. We discussed how Adeline's "hidden" character and fortitude are inspirational. Her strength gave her the ability to continually hope. It is hard to read at times and I remember physically wincing. Parts of the author's memoir reminded me of a book I read, Under The Same Sky by Joseph Kim. Hope and desire for a life with love are strong, common threads. This book helped my early teen son understand the human need for love outside of his need, as well as how powerful the need for love is. I did not want to put this book down, so I read it rather quickly. My son also did not want to put it down. We both are inspired by Adeline's wisdom and survival skills. Her acceptance of her "position" pushed her hard toward high academic achievement, as a way to be loved and accepted by her dad. She is a hero for not quitting, for not accepting defeat no matter how bleak things were. Thankfully she had "everyday heroes" in her life. She chose their support and help--for that she was brave. It is honorable that she used her intelligence, talents, and painful childhood to motivate herself for a better life that led her into an occupation that serves others. Her writing talent is wonderful to experience. My son and I learned about the difference between the written Chinese language and the spoken ones. Her explanations and examples of how the written language is expressed in pictures made it much less intimidating to learn for me. She presented it in such a way that I easily learned words and phrases from her book. This memoir is also full of historical facts. The author takes readers on a journey to places and situations as though we were actually there.
    The book made me think and for that I am grateful.

  • Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of Unwanted Daughter
    Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, tells her childhood story of being a young, Chinese girl living in an unvenial household. Her family was so abusive and unfair, you can hardly believe her story was a true story. Like the fairytale Cinderella, Adeline has an abusive stepmother, who she calls Niang, who is favored among many for her Chinese and French heritage and has a passionate hatred towards Adeline. Her own father, “treats her like garbage” and even forgets Adeline’s name. Adeline watches the rest of her siblings get treated generously, while she is left in the shadows. However, she hides her true heart and never speaks of the abusive home life to her fellow peers. Instead she rises from the ashes and is the top of her class in school. Knowing that one day, she will be able to make someone out of the beaten and bruised girl she is.
    Personally, what I enjoyed about the book was how the author was able to produce strong emotions towards characters from the readers. Whilst reading her story, I felt a burning hatred towards the people who would treated Adeline wrong. Or in other situations, I’d find myself beaming when Adeline triumphs. Her story was inspiring to read, and she is a strong young woman, who wanted to make a life out of herself, even though she is living in the 1940s. I would also recommend the book if you are wanting to learn more about the Chinese culture. Throughout the story, she uses Chinese dialects, talks about the ceremonies they go to, and the Communist government that surrounds her.

  • A very well-written poignant, dolorous true story about a young girl looking to be loved and treated equitably by her nuclear family only to find coldness and rejection by her father and hostile stepmother in a China in transition from feudalism and British imperialism to Maoist communism. In the end, however, things begin to change for the young Adeline. Where is she now, I don't know.

  • A very tragic but powerful story. I bought this book because I'm a speaker and my signature talk is on the Cinderella fairy tale. I wanted to read this book as a resource for my talk and my two Cinderella books at Amazon. This is an amazing book. Your heart goes out to her, especially when her poor little duck dies and she is so rejected and unloved by her stepmother, and even her father and siblings. It ends on a positive note. Adversity often is the springboard for our greatness to come forth. Inspiring read.

  • It is a nice book to read. I bought this book for my daughter for her AR reading. My daughter heard about this book from her friend and she decided to read it too. My daughter started talking about the story and characters in the book. This got me start reading it as well. There were some historical facts and interesting Chinese traditions in the book. This book sparked a lot of conversation between us. The result of reading this book, my daughter and I did some research about foot binding and we learnt more about that. It is interesting book, although it is predictable at times but it is enjoyable enough. My daughter said her other friend borrowed the book to read as well.

  • Poignant memoir of a woman growing up in WWII era transitional China. With a cruel and narcissistic Stepmother and an almost equally cruel, clueless and uncaring father she was destined to be a hapless victim. By hard work, persistence, some timely encouragement from other family members and kindly nuns she turned despair into triumph. A close look into traditional Chinese culture and family values makes this book educational as well as touching. Read it and learn what can be overcome and survived by determination and willpower!

  • My son had to read this book for school and loved it so much he asked me to read it, too. It's an easy read - I finished it in one day - and enjoyed discussing it with him. It's heartbreaking but a great look at other cultures and upbringings.