Heather B.'s Reviews > Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China

Yeh-Shen by Ai-Ling Louie
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Apr 30, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books, pre-2001, juvenille-3rd-6th-grade, fantasy

Yen-Shen is the Chinese variation of the Cinderella story retold by Ai-Ling Louie. This version is considered to be the first Cinderella story because the story originated in China. The Chinese traditionally valued small feet and in Cinderella the slipper was so tiny that only she could fit into them. In this version the stepmother and stepsister do not have a favorable ending. I would suggest this book for older elementary students and middle school, 3rd through 6th grade. Published 1982, but the story goes back to the centuries that it is hard to pin point a date.

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