YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND.

Bound to her father's second wife and daughter after Xing Xing's father has passed away. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where the life of a woman is valued less than that of livestock. Bound to be alone and unmarried, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Dubbed "Lazy One" by her stepmother, Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful but compulsory tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content, for now, to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in her garden, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society.

But all of this is about to change as the time for the village's annual festival draws near, and Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future.

In this searing story, Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Beast and Breath, delves into the roots of the Cinderella myth and unearths a tale as powerful as it is familiar.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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July 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bound
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4395-1147-0 / 978-1-4395-1147-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-07-10
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August 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bound
Author(s): Professor of Linguistics Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-7569-6903-4 / 978-0-7569-6903-5 (USA edition)
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August 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bound
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4177-7177-1 / 978-1-4177-7177-6 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bound (The Literacy Bridge - Large Print)
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-7862-7419-0 / 978-0-7862-7419-2 (USA edition)
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bound
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-689-86175-3 / 978-0-689-86175-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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August 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bound
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-689-86178-8 / 978-0-689-86178-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bound
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June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bound
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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