Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

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Chinese Cinderella is thrown out of her home by her cruel stepmother on to the dangerous streets of Shanghai where Japanese soldiers patrol every corner. She takes refuge with Grandma Wu in her Martial Arts Academy. There she becomes part of a whole new family, making friends with three remarkable boy acrobats and learning kung fu. One day the four children embark on a secret mission that changes their lives and the course of history for ever.

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society is an exciting fantasy adventure based on a true incident that took place in China during the Second World War. It is inspired by the many stories Adeline Yen Mah wrote as a schoolgirl in Shanghai to escape the loneliness of her own childhood.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 130 x 195mm
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 186508865X
  • 9781865088655
  • 544,857

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an exciting and empowering adventure story.' MagpiesVol 19, No 4, Sept 2004An absorbing and exciting adventure, rich in detail and atmosphere.' Readings GuideAug 2004a rich and fascinating read.'Ruth Jones, Larapinta Primary Schoola truly amazing book a story with an ingredient that is rare: the pure sensation of not being able to put a book down.' Angela, aged 13, Canberra, ACTThis book is one of the best I have ever read.'Emma Warwick, Year 9, UCSC
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About Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, studied medicine in London, and now divides her time between London and California. She is the author of the worldwide bestsellers, Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella (based on her extraordinary childhood and difficult family circumstances), Watching the Tree and A Thousand Pieces of Gold. Her unique perspectives create a window into Chinese culture for Western readers.
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1,927 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 28% (530)
4 35% (676)
3 29% (551)
2 6% (124)
1 2% (46)
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