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Dragonwings (Paperback)

Author:  Laurence Yep
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064400859
ISBN-13: 9780064400855
Sku: 30006112
Publish Date: 3/1/1977
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  317
Edition Number:  25
Age Range:  12 to 16
Ever since I remember, I wanted to know about the Land of the Golden Mountain, but my mother never wanted to talk about it. (from the first line)
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
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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.

Will Windrider| take to the skies?

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.

1976 Newbery Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1971?1975 (ALA)
1976 Boston Globe?Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction
1976 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
"Best of the Best" Children's Books 1966?1978 (SLJ)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1975 (NYT)
1976 Children's Book Award (IRA)
Children's Choices for 1976 (IRA/CBC)
Notable 1975 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
1976 Carter G. Woodson Award (NCSS)
1976 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book
1979 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
Children's Books of 1975 (Library of Congress)
1979 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
1995 Phoenix Award (Children's Literature Association)

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.
Author Bio
Laurence Yep
Laurence Yep began his writing career at age 18 when one of his short science fiction stories was published. He attended Marquette University and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He also has a doctorate in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His first book, SWEETWATER, was published in 1973. Two of his works, DRAGONWINGS and DRAGON'S GATE, have been named Newbery Honor Books.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0025
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0317
Product attributePublisher:   HarperTrophy
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