Spilled Water

Spilled Water

4.06 (647 ratings by Goodreads)
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When her husband dies, Lu Si-yan's mother is encouraged to sell her young daughter into domestic service. Lu Si-yan is just eleven when sold by her uncle. Nearly two years will pass before she can get back home to her mother and brother. In this powerful and compelling novel Sally Grindley portrays the life of a young girl in China, a young girl whose life is said to be like 'spilled water'. With a brilliant first-person narrative and a powerful description of time and place, this novel is gripping, heart-wrenching and utterly mesmerising.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 196 x 26mm | 340.2g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747564167
  • 9780747564164

Review quote

'A warm introduction leads the reader into a powerful, heart rending turmoil. Utterly compelling' Carousel Christmas Supplementshow more

About Sally Grindley

Sally Grindley lives in Cheltenham and has worked in children's books all her career - first as an editor for Books for Children book club and now as a full-time writer. Sally is the author of many outstanding picture books for young readers and this is her second novel. Sally travelled to China to research SPILLED WATER.show more

Rating details

647 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 38% (243)
4 37% (241)
3 20% (130)
2 4% (26)
1 1% (7)
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