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by Donna Jo Napoli | Teens |
ISBN: 0689861788 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sejent of Louisville, Kentucky USA on 9/8/2007
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by sejent from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Saturday, September 08, 2007
Received from a PaperBackSwap member. TBR.

Journal Entry 2 by sejent from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Sunday, September 16, 2007
A satisfying retelling of the story of Cinderella. On reserve for the Raiding Bookshelves swap at bookobsessed.com

Journal Entry 3 by sejent from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Sending to AceofHearts in Canada.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 19, 2007
Received in the mail today!! I won this in the Raiding Bookshelf swap

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, October 24, 2010
This story is an ancient Chinese re-telling of the story of Cinderella. Xing Xing is bound to her dead father's second wife and her daughter Wei Ping. It is a life of servitude and tied by bonds of family and culture. Girls in this position can expect nothing and are treated little more than slaves.

Wei Ping's feet were bound immediately after her father's death and are extremely painful. Her father did not agree with this practice but her mother wants to negotiate a good marriage for her and sees this as a necessity.

Wei Ping is not an awful step-sister but one the reader feels a great deal of sympathy for. She can not do much for herself and has terrible ordeals because of her feet. The step-mother on the other hand is greedy and very desperate for her daughter to marry before all their money is gone.

The Prince part of the story was almost an after-thought and very little of the story was devoted to this. I felt it could have been fleshed out a little bit more. I loved the historical part of this book and was very interested in the foot binding.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Reading now!

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 05, 2010
Xing Xing's mother and father have passed away, leaving her living with her stepmother and stepsister to live in a cave in China. The stepsister treats Xing Xing more like a slave, calling her Lazy One and making her do all the chores while her stepsister has her feet bound in order to help her find a husband. Xing Xing and her stepsister don't have a bad relationship, so Xing Xing doesn't mind helping her sister who is obviously in pain from her aching feet. Xing Xing takes solace in a beautiful fish she befriends in the pond by her home, believing that it is the spirit of her mother.

This is an Asian Cinderella story that is quite cute. Unfortunately the ending is quite abrupt and leaves you wanting a bit more resolution. A cute story and an easy read.

Journal Entry 8 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Mailed today to SimplyCee as a Happy Belated Birthday gift!

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