The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince

By  Li Cunxin, Anne Spudvilas

'This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true!'

A moving and inspirational story based on the author's life that delights the young and the old, again and again.

Li Cunxin

Author

Anne Spudvilas

Illustrator

This true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy, who at the age of ten was plucked unsuspectingly from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, is a fairytale that has captivated children and adults alike. Li tells his story with disarming simplicity and charm, with humour and compassion, and here he speaks directly to the small child, his special audience. He has a personal story to tell you, and he begins by introducing you to the land of his childhood, and to his beloved father, and to a small child who was once Li himself: he tells us of that boy growing up in hardship, yet with love and affection, as he shares with us the lives of his large family, the special stories in his life, the inspiring teachers, the experiences and moments he will never forget.

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Paperback

9780143503118

July 3, 2017

Picture Puffin (AU YR)

RRP $16.99

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Hardback

9780670070541

October 29, 2007

Viking (AU YR)

RRP $29.99

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