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Dragonwings
Contributor(s): Yep, Laurence (Author), Wong, B. D. (Read by)

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ISBN: 0061493368     ISBN-13: 9780061493362
Publisher: HarperFestival
OUR PRICE: $25.49  

Binding Type: Compact Disc - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2007
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Annotation: Moon Shadow is eight when he sails from China to join his father, Windrider, in America. Windrider lives in San Francisco's Chinatown and works in a laundry. Moon Shadow has never seen him.

Moon Shadow soon loves and respects this father, a man of genius, a man with a fabulous dream. With Moon Shadow's help, Windrider is willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, and longing for his own country to make his dream come true.

Inspired by the account of a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Laurence Yep's historical novel beautifully portrays the rich traditions of the Chinese community as it made its way in a hostile new world.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Asian American
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Series: Golden Mountain Chronicles
Physical Information: 0.61" H x 5.28" W x 5.9" (0.40 lbs) 6 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1900-1919
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Ethnic Orientation - Chinese
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Locality - San Francisco, California
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Yep, Laurence: -

Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.

Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.

Wong, B. D.: -

B. D. Wong made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award(R), Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance.


 
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