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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND.andlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Bound to her late father's second wife and daughter. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where a woman is valued less than livestock. Bound to be alone, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But all of this is about to change as Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future.

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An unforgettable take on a favorite fairy tale by multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen

Summer's life in the mountains of West Virginia feels like a fairy tale--her parents dote on her, and she's about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking their mother with him, Summer's life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face and Summer's father is under her spell, but Summer suspects she's up to no good--and is afraid she is powerless to stop her.

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From the award-winning author of "Beast" and "Breath" comes this thrilling and haunting retelling of the Cinderella story that returns the much-loved fairy tale to its Chinese roots.

About the Author

Donna Jo Napoli is an acclaimed and award-winning author of children's books.  She won the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water in 1997. Her novel Zel was named an American Bookseller Association Pick of the List, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a BCCB Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her other novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. Her recent picture books include The Earth Shook and Mama Miti. Donna Jo is the head of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and their children. You can visit her online at donnajonapoli.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689861789
Author:
Napoli, Donna Jo
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Yolen, Jane
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Stepmothers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 4.1875 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 192 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689861789 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
An unforgettable take on a favorite fairy tale by multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen

Summer's life in the mountains of West Virginia feels like a fairy tale--her parents dote on her, and she's about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking their mother with him, Summer's life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face and Summer's father is under her spell, but Summer suspects she's up to no good--and is afraid she is powerless to stop her.

"Synopsis" by , From the award-winning author of "Beast" and "Breath" comes this thrilling and haunting retelling of the Cinderella story that returns the much-loved fairy tale to its Chinese roots.
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