Yeh-Shen : A Cinderella Story from China
- For ages: 6-8
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 205 x 256 x 4mm | 125g
- Publication date: 07 May 1996
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Imprint: Puffin
- Publication City/Country: New York, United States
- Language: English
- ISBN10: 0698113888
- ISBN13: 9780698113886
- Bestsellers rank: 90,477
Told with beauty and grace, this Cinderella story from Ai-Ling Louie is brought vividly to life by Caldecott Medal-winner Ed Young's soft, glowing illustrations.
Half-starved and 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 Ye-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.
"Misty, jewel-like illustrations evoke the mythic past in this Chinese Cinderella story." --Publishers Weekly