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When her husband dies, Lu Si-yan's mother is encouraged to sell her young daughter into domestic service. Lu Si-yan is just eleven when sold by her uncle. Nearly two years will pass before she can get back home to her mother and brother. In this powerful and compelling novel Sally Grindley portrays the life of a young girl in China, a young girl whose life is said to be like 'spilled water'. With a brilliant first-person narrative and a powerful description of time and place, this novel is gripping, heart-wrenching and utterly mesmerising.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
When her husband dies, Lu Si-yan's mother is encouraged to sell her young daughter into domestic service. Lu Si-yan is just eleven when sold by her uncle. Nearly two years will pass before she can get back home to her mother and brother. In this powerful and compelling novel Sally Grindley portrays the life of a young girl in China, a young girl whose life is said to be like 'spilled water'. With a brilliant first-person narrative and a powerful description of time and place, this novel is gripping, heart-wrenching and utterly mesmerising.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 28862
  • New ed
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 9 Jahren
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Juni 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 197mm x 129mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 190g
  • ISBN-13: 9780747571469
  • ISBN-10: 0747571465
  • Artikelnr.: 14865781
Autorenporträt
Grindley, Sally
Sally Grindley lives in Cheltenham. She has been involved with children's books nearly all her working life, first as editor of the children's book club Books for Children, and for almost as long as a children's author. Sally's novel Spilled Water won a Smarties Gold Medal, as well as regional awards, such as the Lincolnshire Young People's Award.
Rezensionen
'This is a powerful, emotional story ... With strong characters and simple but effective writing, this is a captivating book' Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books