Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China (Sale)
Author: Ai-Ling Louie
*From Ai-Ling Louie
and Caldecott Winning Illustrator Ed Young!*
Over 1,000 years before the first European Cinderella story appeared, the tale of Yeh-Shen was part of China's storytelling tradition.
Half-starved and overworked by her stepmother, Yeh-Shen’s only friend is a fish with golden eyes. When the stepmother kills the fish for dinner, poor Yeh-Shen is left with only the bones.
But the bones are filled with a powerful spirit. When Ye-Shen is forbidden to attend the annual spring Festival, the spirit grants her a gown of azure blue and delicate golden slippers. That night, everyone marvels at the beautiful, mysterious young woman at the ball as “misty, jewel-like illustrations evoke the mythic past in this Chinese Cinderella story.” —Publishers Weekly
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