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  • Published: 2 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9781742530086
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 252

Chinese Cinderella




When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life. 

When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life. Chinese Cinderella is the true story of her struggle for acceptance and her triumph against almost overwhelming odds.

  • Published: 2 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9781742530086
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 252

About the author

Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China but subsequently lived in both Shanghai and Hong Kong before leaving - at age fourteen - to study in England. She attended London Hospital Medical School and graduated as a physician, before moving to California where she first established a thriving medical practice before eventually becoming chief of anesthesia at West Anaheim Community Hospital. Adeline has written several other books, some of them specifically for children. She is the founder and president of the Falling Leaves Foundation which aims to promote understanding between East and West. She and her family currently divide their time between California and London.

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Awards & recognition

KANGA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2004  •  Prize for Writing for Young Adults

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