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Adeline Yen Mah - Author

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China. Her mother died two weeks after her birth and Adeline was considered to be a source of bad luck by her family.
Her father remarried a beautiful Eurasian woman one year later. She was half French and half Chinese and divided the Yen family into two different classes. Adeline's father, stepmother and their two children were the upper class, whereas Adeline and the four other step-children by the first wife were considered second class. ~ from Adeline Yen Mah's publisher

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Chinese Cinderella The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Chinese Cinderella The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/10/2014

Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2010

The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter The story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. A story of greed, hatred and jealousy; a domestic drama is played against the extraordinary political events in China and Hong Kong. Written with the emotional force of a novel but with a vividness drawn from a personal and political background, Falling Leaves has been an enduring bestseller all over the world.

Chainayile Cinderella

Chainayile Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting

Chinese Cinderella: The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu's house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange - yet somehow familiar - to her. A tale of slavery and friendship, wealth, poverty and an arranged marriage begins, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived centuries before. But is it real, or all in her imagination . . .

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah, Matt Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

Level 4: Falling Leaves

Level 4: Falling Leaves

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2008

Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading. Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities. Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves. Find out more at english.com/readers

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2004

What's the hook? A fascinating and moving autobiographical novel. What are the themes? Different cultures, families/generations, friendship, school life and the individual vs society. Teaching points? Excellent for multicultural work, as it is set against a background of life in Japanese occupied China. Ideal for exploring narrative structure as it is told simply as a series of snapshots. Comparative work opportunities as it includes the original story of Cinderella that originated in the Tang dynasty (AD 618-908).

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