Sally Grindley Spilled Water

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Spilled Water

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When her husband dies, Lu Si-yan's mother is encouraged to sell her young daughter into domestic service. Lu Si-yan is just eleven when sold by her uncle. Nearly two years will pass before she can get back home to her mother and brother. In this powerful and compelling novel Sally Grindley portrays the life of a young girl in China, a young girl whose life is said to be like 'spilled water'. With a brilliant first-person narrative and a powerful description of time and place, this novel is gripping, heart-wrenching and utterly mesmerising.

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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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This exceptional story, set in remote China, depicts the coming-of-age of a young girl. Narrator Liz Sutherland perfectly captures every nuance of this bittersweet story. When Lu Si-yan's beloved father dies, her uncle sells her to make money for the family. She goes from being a servant girl to hard labor in a toy factory but still maintains her sweet resilience. Sutherland conveys youthful thoughts in a most unique manner; she also portrays a lovely grandmother, a brain-damaged boy, and the good and bad people Lu Si-yan meets on her journey. Sutherland brings a smile as listeners hear her dramatically convey every aspect of the story. A remarkable tale that will appeal to listeners of all ages. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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