Younger reader's edition ... One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. But Li was only eleven years old and pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place. All he wanted to do was go home. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life – and he never turned back.