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  • Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2004.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 186 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 800

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0689861753 :



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by Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Traverwood Teen

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In this Cinderella story set in ancient China, Xing-Xing, called "Lazy One," is treated as a servant and fall guy for her stepmother's sins. Her half-sister's suffering from bound, rotting feet leads to Xing-Xing's personal liberation and a discovery that enables her to find happiness.

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Not up to my expectations

This book is OK, but it's not the best. Donna Jo Napoli is a good writer, though. I recommend checking out her other books.


it was a good twist on the classic cinderella story


Good book if you want to read about a Chinese fairytale. It's a Cinderella story.

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