What's the hook? A fascinating and moving autobiographical novel. What are the themes? Different cultures, families/generations, friendship, school life and the individual vs society. Teaching points? Excellent for multicultural work, as it is set against a background of life in Japanese occupied China. Ideal for exploring narrative structure as it is told simply as a series of snapshots. Comparative work opportunities as it includes the original story of Cinderella that originated in the Tang dynasty (AD 618-908).
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 16/09/2004
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780582848887