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Author:   Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Edition:   Reprint
ISBN:  

9780689861789


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   10 October 2006
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 99 years
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her late father's second wife and daughter. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where a woman is valued less than livestock. Bound to be alone, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. But all of this is about to change as Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future.

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Author:   Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Imprint:   Simon Pulse
Edition:   Reprint
Dimensions:   Width: 10.60cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.100kg
ISBN:  

9780689861789


ISBN 10:   0689861788
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   10 October 2006
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 99 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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A dramatic and masterful retelling. -- School Library Journal , starred review


Strong, unforgettable characters. -- Booklist, starred review


An adventure and a coming-of-age story that will have readers racing to the finish. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review


Strong, unforgettable characters. -- Booklist, starred review Deliberate and satisfying. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review An adventure and a coming-of-age story that will have readers racing to the finish. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review A dramatic and masterful retelling. -- School Library Journal, starred review


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Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. She won the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water in 1997. Her novel Zel was named an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. She is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband. Visit her at DonnaJoNapoli.com.

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