Book Title: Spilled Water

Details: Author: Grindley, Sally

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN-13: 9780747571469

Number of pages: 224

Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm

Retail Price: €8.96

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Product Description
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.

'This is a powerful, emotional story With strong characters and simple but effective writing, this is a captivating book' Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books"