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              Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition
               

              Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition (Paperback, Young readers' ed)

              By Cunxin, Li

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              The extraordinary biography of a young Chinese peasant boy who emerged from abject poverty, defected to the USA, and became principal dancer for the Houston ballet, a star in the US, friend to George and Barbara Bush, and a star of the Australian ballet as well. Is a condensed ed...ition for children. Ages 10+.
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              ISBN 9780143301646
              Published NZ 2 May 2005
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              The Peasant Prince
                

              The Peasant Prince (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Cunxin, Li; Read by English, Paul

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              This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true ... In a poor village in northern China, a small boy is about to be taken away from everything he's ever known. He is so afraid, but his mother urges him to follow his dreams. For soon he will ...become a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world...
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              ISBN 9781742017716
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2008
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Mao's Last Dancer
               

              Mao's Last Dancer (Paperback)

              By Cunxin, Li

              • RRP: $30.00
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              Before you can fly, you have to be free. In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, more interested in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some str...ange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star- Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Since its release in 2003, Mao's Last Dancer has sold all around the world and been made into a major motion picture. Like millions of other peasants' lives, it was a story that nearly vanished amidst revolution and chaos. It's a story of courage, a mother's love, a young boy's longing for freedom - a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride.
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              ISBN 9781760899219
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mao's Last Dancer
               

              Mao's Last Dancer (Paperback, New title)

              By Cunxin, Li

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              Tells 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.

              ISBN 9780141320861
              Released NZ 10 Aug 2007
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Mao's Last Dancer: 13 Spoken Word CDs
               

              Mao's Last Dancer: 13 Spoken Word CDs (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Cunxin, Li

              • RRP: $39.99
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              An amazon.com Spring 2004 Breakout Book. AudioFile Earphones Award Winner, Oct/Nov 2004. This is the true story of how, by the thinnest thread of a chance, one moment in time changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond imagination. One day he would dance with... some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride. [A] heartening rags-to-riches story. - Publisher's Weekly. The listeners interest never flags ...[Paul English] imbues the narrative with ingenuousness and enthusiasm. The result is an audiobook that is superior to its source. - AudioFile
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              ISBN 9781742013640
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Peasant Prince
               

              The Peasant Prince (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Cunxin, Li; Read by English, Paul

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              This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true ...In a poor village in northern China, a small boy is about to be taken away from everything he's ever known. He is so afraid, but his mother urges him to follow his dreams. For soon he will b...ecome a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world...So begins The Peasant Prince, the true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life. Based upon his internationally best-selling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer, this remarkable picture book captures the essence of one of the most inspiring stories to come from China in many years. Li's journey of courage and determination is simply told, and is as powerful as any fairytale. Scored with superb music from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's 2009 stage production of The Peasant Prince.
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              ISBN 9781486237821
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age Children
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              Mao's Last Dancer
               

              Mao's Last Dancer (Audio disc / Other, Simultaneous Release)

              By Cunxin, Li; Read by English, Paul; Producer Burley, Anna

              • RRP: $34.99
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              This is my story. Here is my recollection of those years growing up in Mao's China. It is my family's history. It is my journey, from my earliest memories, through discovering dance, to my life in the West. History may record things differently, others may too, but the stories he...re remain as true to me now as they ever were. It is a remembrance that contains the treasures from my heart. So wrote Li Cunxin in the first edition of his now phenomenally bestselling memoir. Just as his journey from bitter poverty to international stardom is a dream come true, so too has the telling of his life story taken him to places he never could have imagined. Since its release in 2003, Mao's Last Dancer has sold over 400 000 copies and regularly featured on bestseller lists. Now, some six years after its original publication, Li's inspiring story of courage and determination has been made into a major feature film. For this edition, Li gives us three powerful new chapters as he shares his experiences in making the movie, hi
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              ISBN 9781742337814
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mao's Last Dancer

              Mao's Last Dancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Cunxin, Li

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              A biography of a young Chinese peasant boy who emerged from abject poverty, defected to the USA, and became principal dancer for the Houston ballet, a star in the US, friend to George and Barbara Bush, and a star of the Australian ballet as well.

              ISBN 9780670040247
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2003
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers' Edition
                

              Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers' Edition (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Cunxin, Li; Read by English, Paul

              • RRP: $34.99
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              From unbelievable poverty to international stardom - the inspiring true story of one boy's dream come true. Li Cunxin's bestselling biography in a young reader's edition, now available on MP3 CD. One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet ...at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home - to his mother, father and six brothers, to his own small village. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life - and he never turned back. Plucked from poverty, Li Cunxin was brought to Beijing to learn ballet. Later, after defecting, he became a principal dancer in both the Houston and the Australian Ballets, ultimately becoming world renowned. Paul English's crisp accents march precisely through Chinese pronunciations and the difficult stories of Li's early life in Quingdao. Occasionally, English pauses on emotional peaks, portraying, for example, Li's fear when his mother faints from hunger and his loneliness while adjusting to life at the dance school. Mostly, English's level narration allows listeners to imagine the contrasts of Li's life - his incomprehension of the wealth and freedom he sees while visiting the U.S. and, soon after, his struggle to attain them. S.W. - AudioFile Magazine
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              ISBN 9781742015019
              Published NZ 1 May 2008
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Peasant Prince

              The Peasant Prince (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cunxin, Li

              • RRP: $21.00
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              ISBN 9780143503118
              Released NZ 3 Jul 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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