retold by Ai-Ling Louie
- illustrated by
Cinderella Story From China
"Here may well be
the original of the story we know as 'Cinderella' "
- School Library Journal
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
Yeh-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.
Told with beauty
and grace, this Cinderella story from ancient China is
brought vividly to life with Ed Young's soft, glowing
jewel-like illustrations evoke the mythic past in this
Chinese Cinderella story!" - Publishers Weekly