From the internationally bestselling author of Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, this is a gripping historical fantasy set in the Song Dynasty and inspired by one of China's most famous paintings.
Is she dreaming, or has Chinese Cinderella lived a previous life?
Following a fall at the river town of Feng Jie, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to hospital. There she sees a copy of an ancient painting, 'Along the River at Qing Ming'.
As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange, yet somehow familiar. A tale emerges, of friendship, wealth and poverty, eunuchs and an Emperor who loved art, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived eight hundred years ago during the Song Dynasty.
But is it real, or all in her imagination...
Praise for Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society: 'an exciting and empowering adventure story' Magpies
About The Author
Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, studied medicine in London, and now divides her time between London and California. She is the author of the worldwide bestsellers, Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella (based on her extraordinary childhood and difficult family circumstances), Watching the Tree, A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society and China: Land of Emperors and Dragons. Her unique perspectives create a window into Chinese culture for Western readers.
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.234