Author(s): Adeline Yen Mah
After her father and stepmother throw her out of their house in Shanghai, China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian is taken in by a martial arts group, the Dragon Society of Wandering Knights, and joins them and her aunt in a mission to help the Americans fight the Japanese. Includes historical notes.
an exciting and empowering adventure story.' MagpiesVol 19, No 4, Sept 2004An absorbing and exciting adventure, rich in detail and atmosphere.' Readings GuideAug 2004a rich and fascinating read.'Ruth Jones, Larapinta Primary Schoola truly amazing book a story with an ingredient that is rare: the pure sensation of not being able to put a book down.' Angela, aged 13, Canberra, ACTThis book is one of the best I have ever read.'Emma Warwick, Year 9, UCSC
Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, studied medicine in London, and now divides her time between London and California. She is the author of the worldwide bestsellers, Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella (based on her extraordinary childhood and difficult family circumstances), Watching the Tree and A Thousand Pieces of Gold. Her unique perspectives create a window into Chinese culture for Western readers.