Mao's Last Dancer (Young Readers' Edition)

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The true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, turned the situation to his advantage to become one of the world's greatest ballet stars.

Simply told, with charm, humour and compassion and at times, great drama. His childhood, despite the terrible hardships, is drawn with love and affection and contrasts starkly with the seven lonely years of gruelling training at the Peking Dance Academy. At the age of l8, Li performs at the Houston Ballet school in the US, which leads to his dramatic defection.

This is a condensed edition, specially for younger readers, and has an Afterword especially for children.

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"An inspiring true story of courage and determination." (Adeline Yen Mah, author of Falling Leaves)

"His vivid descriptions of life at home, surviving on family love and dried yams, and of the harsh regime, make riveting reading." (The Guardian)

"[A] heartening rags-to-riches story." (Publishers Weekly)

"Mao's Last Dancer is a modern fairy-tale. Li Cunxin's story is a breathtaking indictment of brute Communism, told with great honesty." (Kate Adie)

"Appalling, brave and funny ... you cannot do better than to read this book." (The Mail on Sunday)

"The listener's interest never flags ... [Paul English] imbues the narrative with ingenuousness and enthusiasm. The result is an audiobook that is superior to its source." (AudioFile Magazine)

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'An inspiring true story of courage and determination' - Adeline Yen Mah, author of 'Falling Leaves' 'His vivid descriptions of life at home, surviving on family love and dried yams, and of the harsh regime, make riveting reading' Guardian 'Mao's Last Dancer is a modern fairy-tale. Li Cunxin's story is a breathtaking indictment of brute Communism, told with great honesty' - Kate Adie 'Appalling, brave and funny ... you cannot do better than to read this book' Mail on Sunday

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