Spilled Water

Author(s): Sally Grindley

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Upon being sold to a rich family after her father's death, Lu Si-Yan works as a servant in the household until she is old enough to marry their son. However, when Lu Si-Yan runs away, it doesn't quite have the outcome that was expected...

An emotional tale of a Chinese girl who beats all the odds on her journey home.


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Chosen as one of the 'Best Books of the Year' by Junior/Child Ed Multicultural interest and strong social themes will make this an essential school text Brilliantly evoked setting and believable characters ensure the book's excitement and accessibility

Winner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award and long listed for the Carnegie Medal.

Sally Grindley lives in Cheltenham and has worked in children's books all her career - first as an editor for Books for Children book club and now as a full-time writer. Sally is the author of many outstanding picture books for young readers and this is her second novel. Sally travelled to China to research SPILLED WATER.

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  • : 9780747571469
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : June 2005
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Sally Grindley
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 224