WRITTEN BY SUSAN LA MARCA. Page 1. Chinese Cinderella. Adeline Yen Mah . This book is the moving autobiography of a young Chinese girl, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella Teacher's Guide Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah pdf. Sign me up to get more news about Young Adult books. Please make a. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful.
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You are on page 1of 2 Search inside document From Chinese Cinderella Growing up in a wealthy family in s Hong Kong, Adeline Yen Mah should have had an enviable childhood, but she was rejected by her dominating stepmother and despised by her brothers and sisters. She was sent to a boarding school and left there. In this extract from her autobiography she relates one of the few occasions when she went home. Time went by relentlessly and it was Saturday again. Eight weeks more and it would be Comment [K1]: Education is valued the end of termin my case perhaps the end of school forever.
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More than , copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves , this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in s China.
A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries.
Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for — the love and understanding of her family.
I asked foolishly. Dont you know anything? This is your new home. Your parents moved here a few months ago.
I had forgotten, I said as I got out. Comment [K9]: Is this because she Ah Gum opened the door.
Inside it was quiet and cool. Comment [K10]: Foreshadows the poor relationship lack of love Your mother is out playing bridge. Your two brothers and Little sister are sunbathing by the swimming-pool.
Your father is in his room and wants to see you as soon as you get Comment [K11]: Solitary activities home. See me in his room? I was overwhelmed by the thought that I had been summoned by Comment [K12]: Sacred, never father to enter the Holy of Holies a place to which I had never been invited. Father was alone, looking relaxed in his slippers and kind of distance bathrobe, reading a newspaper. I breathed a small sigh of relief at first but became uneasy when I wondered why and lots of energetic punctuation attempt to create tension he was being so nice, thinking, Is this a giant ruse on his part to trick me?
Dare I let my guard down?
Comment [K14]: Tension eased but the sensitivity to these things Sit down! Sit down! He pointed to a chair. Dont look so scared. Here, take a look at suggests their relationship is not this!
Theyre writing about someone we both know, I think. It is the first time that any local Chinese student from Hong Kong has won such a prestigious event. We are Comment [K18]: Importance of proud of you.
Am I dreaming? Me, the winner? Comment [K19]: Short sentences I was going up the lift this morning with my friend C.
Tung when he showed me this and short punctuation create a sense of excitement transition from article and asked me, Is the winner Adeline Jun-Ling Yen related to you? The two of you have the same uncommon last name. Now C. So I was quite pleased to tell him that you are my daughter. Well done! For once, he was proud of me.