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Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society: By the Author of Chinese Cinderella [Kindle Edition]

Adeline Yen Mah
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, Adeline tells the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl who, after being thrown out of her home, has no choice but to go out and seek her own destiny. Soon she meets up with a group of children, all orphaned but each from a different background, who live with an old lady called Grandma Wu. Chinese Cinderella, or CC for short, decides her future after consulting an ancient book which helps to show her the way forward. And her choice takes her on a mission to save the lives of others. Based on a true-life incident during World War II. CC and the others bravely rescue a group of American pilots whose plane crashed after a bombing raid on Japan. Although her father is looking for her, CC knows that she can never go back to live with her cruel stepmother, and now there is no turning back.

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"Full of adventure."--School Library Journal

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, but grew up in Shanghai, Hong Kong and London. She attended medical school in London and Edinburgh and emigrated to California where she became chief of anaethesia at the hospital where she worked, as well as medical director a surgical clinic.

After the publication of FALLING LEAVES which has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide, Adeline gave up medicine to write full time.

She is happily married with two children and lives in California and London.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1229 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (5 Aug. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9LEO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,070 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society 5 Feb. 2006
This book is truly, truly moving. It is the only book which has ever made me cry and for that it deserves merit. If you have not yet read this book I suggest that you read the first book before you read it, which is called Chinese Cinderella.
The Secret Dragon Society begins when Adeline is chucked out of her home and left to feign for herself. Along her journey, she meets a group of orphaned children under the care of Grandma Wu. She joins the group and there, finds an ancient book which touches her heart. From there, her and her new friends set out to save injured pilots in the second world war. I will not tell you any more because I do not want to spoil the book!
I strongly recommend that you read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book with a true meaning and great story 27 Mar. 2006
By Laura
I have never read a story like this before this is a unique novel. I was really amazed when I read this book its emotional and gripping. You may not get what I'm saying but if you read the book you will see what I mean. It has a sense of adventure and true character it also is losely based on Adeline Yen Mah(The Author). It is sad but it needs to be to be to make the story work. I think anyone who enjoys reading and is 9 and above should enjoy this book. There is another book by Adeline Yen Mah Chinese Cinderella if the name rings a bell you would enjoy this one. Please note you don't have to read the first novel before you read this one. I think personally if you are thinking of buying it you should give it a try. I'm not going to reveal the plot to you but when C.C gets thrown out of her fathers house and takes refuge with grandma Wu, in the martial arts academy, things begin to happen!! A must read book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Tale of Danger, Friendship and Loyalty 22 Feb. 2010
After being thrown out of her home by her evil step mother Ye Xian or CC (her English name)is stranded on the dangerous streets of Shanghai, but after meeting three acrobat boys performing in the park she is invited to come and be part of the Martial Arts Academy with Grandma Wu and the boys. Here she becomes part of a whole new family making friends and learning Kung Fu. One day they set off for a secret mission that changes they're lives forever.

Not having read the first book(Chinese Cinderella, The Secret Story Of An Unwanted daughter)I caught up quite quickly on the story line of CC and her earlier life that is explained in the previous book. The danger of CC's new life does not put her off learning Martial Arts with Grandma Wu and the boys. This book takes the reader through gripping tales of danger, friendship and loyalty.
I confess I shed a tear or two during this book so I suggest you keep a box of tissues next to you if you are a emotional person.

Nathalie, 13
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever story for young children. 13 Sept. 2013
By Badger
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I enjoyed reading it, even though my children are all grown. Its amazing when I realize this child was so young when she first wrote this story! Amazing job. The story is indeed meant for younger children, and has a simple story line, yet with some fun twists to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 7 Mar. 2013
By x g
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A great read and came very fast. I would recommend it to anyone, especially if they are interested in Chinese history.
It is a great story in an exciting Chinese background. What more delightful book would you get from Adeline yen mah???
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