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    DescriptionThis is the true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, turned the situation to his advantage to become one of the world's greatest ballet stars. Simply told, with charm, humour and compassion and at times, this is a great drama. His childhood, despite the terrible hardships, is drawn with love and affection and contrasts starkly with the seven lonely years of gruelling training at the Peking Dance Academy. At the age of l8, Li performs at the Houston Ballet school in the US, which leads to his dramatic defection. This is a condensed edition, specially for younger readers, and has an Afterword especially for children.

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    Mao's Last Dancer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Li Cunxin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141320861
    ISBN 10: 0141320869

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.1
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AL
    BIC E4L: NF9+, PEO
    Libri: B-128
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: YFY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 792.8092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AL
    Thema V1.0: DNC, YFY
    BIC E4L: YGN, F9
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AL
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    06 July 2006
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    Author Information
    Li Cunxin was born in 1961 near the city of Qingdao on the coast of north-east China. The sixth of seven sons in a poor rual family Li's peasant life in Chairman Mao's communist china changed dramatically when he was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural advisers to become a student at the Beijing Dance Academy. Li went on to become one of the best male dancers in the world. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and family.