Yeh-Shen: a Cinderella story from China

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Puffin Books, May 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Ten ethnic versions of Cinderella story from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East are summarized and worked into lessons for the middle and upper grades. Each story is accompanied by a Booktalk for review, a Motifs & Ideas for discussion, a Connection to a subject area, and a Vocabulary for cloze exercise. Answer Keys, Group Activities, and Self Evaluation are also provided for maximum learning results. These ten Cinderella tales provide an assortment of stories from around the world that create natural bridges to other curricular areas. Teachers may use the lesson plans as a comprehensive language arts unit that can be integrated with other subject areas, or choose individual lessons with stand-alone worksheets that support and offer practice for concepts already introduced.

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User Review  - kwiggi3 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed both the story and illustrations in this book. A twist on the traditional Cinderella story we have always heard, but excellent for Chinese students. Since the fish was such a significant ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmilySadler - LibraryThing

The book was an interesting take on the classic Cinderella story. I found the cultural changes to the book to be intriguing and insightful to Chinese tradition. Instead of a fairy godmother, the ... Read full review

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Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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