|Author: Laurence Yep|
|In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine. *Author: Yep, Laurence *Series Title: Golden Mountain Chronicles *Publication Date: 1977/03/01 *Number of Pages: 317 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.50|
From the Publisher:
A Chinese immigrant and his son build a flying machine in "an unusual historical novel, unique in its perspective of the Chinese in America and its portrayal of early 20th century San Francisco, including the Earthquake, from an immigrant's viewpoint."--"School Library Journal." 1976 Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Books of 1971-1975; 1976 "Boston Globe/Horn Book" Award Honor Book; "New York Times" Outstanding Children's Books 1975; "School Library Journal" Best of the Best 1966-1978.
Moon shadow is eight years old when he sails from China to join his father, Windrider, in America. Windrider lives in San Francisco and makes his living doing laundry. Father and son have never met.
But Moon Shadow grows to love and respect his father and to believe in his wonderful dream. And Windrider, with Moon Shadow's help is willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, the separation from his wife and country'even the great earthquake'to make his dream come true.
An 8-year-old a boy named Moon Shadow leaves his home in China and sets sail for America where he is to be reunited with his father, who immigrated to the United States before Moon Shadow was born. Once in America Moon Shadow helps his father, Windrider, fulfill a fabulous dream. This novel, set in the early 1900s, is based on a historical account of a Chinese immigrant in the United States who built a flying machine. A 1976 Newbery Honor Book.