The Question and Answer section for Chinese Cinderella is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Do you mean "treat" Adeline?
The story "A Little Princess" is about a girl called Sara Crewe who changed her life through her own efforts (like Adeline's independence, for example, when she got lost, she found her own way by learning how to read a map) . Adeline realized that...
Niang's step-children are disappointed because the boys receive identical, loose fitting Chinese smocks while the girls are given plain qipaos. Niang's own children receive fancy western and stylish clothes.