Wishbones A Folktale from China by Barbara Ker Wilson


Wishbones A Folktale from China by Barbara Ker Wilson

Wishbones, magic fishbones that make every dream come true...From south of the clouds comes this Asian fable, weaving riches and sorrows into the enchanted tale of a golden-eyed fish, a lost slipper, and a king's search for his bride.


Another version of the Chinese Cinderella story... Wilson's retelling is clever, as is her chosen title, and reads aloud well... Children will delight in this clever retelling and be dazzled by the truly splendid illustrations. -- School Library Journal A sophisticated, powerful re-imagining of an often overprettified tale. -- Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Barbara Ker Wilson

Barbara Ker Wilson was born on 24 September 1929 in Sunderland, in the north of England. In 1964 she immigrated to Australia, living first in Adelaide, then Melbourne, then Sydney. I now live in Leura, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

As a child she used to accompany my father to a large publishing office in London, to deliver corrected proofs of his latest engineering textbook, and she knew then that she wanted to work in the world of writing and publishing.

Her first 'successful' work, written when she was eight, was a play based on the coronation of King George VI; it was performed at her primary school in England.

The Second World War influenced her greatly, particularly the experience of living through air raids in London. With the end of the war came her first experience of travelling abroad; ever since, she has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

19th March 2009



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