Wishbones by Barbara ker Wilson

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Yeh Hsien discovers that the bones of the beautiful fish she has caught, and which her envious stepmother plots to kill for supper, are magic wishbones that transport her, like Cinderella, to the exciting Cave Festival.

About Barbara ker Wilson

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Barbara Ker Wilson is a well-known reviewer, writer and publisher, with a long-standing interest in folklore. She now lives in Australia.
Published July 1, 2000 by Sagebrush Education Resources. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A Chinese version of Cinderella in which the role of the dead mother's benevolent spirit (or fairy godmother) is played by the magic bones of a great fish--the special pet of the heroine before it was killed by her jealous stepmother.

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The canon of ethnic Cinderella stories expands yet again to include this cursory retelling of the Chinese version, featuring motherless maiden Yeh Hsien and her magic fish.

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