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Dragonwings Anniversary Edition
Contributor(s): Yep, Laurence (Author)

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ISBN: 0064400859     ISBN-13: 9780064400855
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2001

Annotation: Will Windrider take to the skies?

Moon Shadow was eight years old when he sailed from China to join his father, Windrider, in America. For years, Windrider had lived in San Francisco and made his living doing laundry. Father and son had never met.

But over time, 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.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Asian American
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2001268268
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 870(Not Available)
Guided Reading: W (Grade 6)
Series: Golden Mountain Chronicles
Physical Information: 0.81" H x 5.13" W x 7.56" (0.50 lbs) 317 pages
- Chronological Period - 1900-1919
- Ethnic Orientation - Chinese
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Locality - San Francisco, California
- Cultural Region - Asian
- Cultural Region - Northern California
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Cultural Region - West Coast
- Ethnic Orientation - Asian
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Booklist 06/01/1997 pg. 1701
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 111
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 10.0
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Publisher Description:

Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world.

Inspired by the story of a Chinese immigrant who created a flying machine in 1909, Dragonwings touches on the struggles and dreams of Chinese immigrants navigating opportunity and prejudice in San Francisco.

Moon Shadow only knows two things about his father, Windrider: he lives in San Francisco and used to craft beautiful kites.

One day shortly after his eighth birthday, Cousin Hand Clap arrives with a letter from Windrider asking Moon Shadow to join him in San Francisco. When Moon Rider arrives in America he learns that his father makes a living doing laundry and dreams of building a flying machine just like the Wright Brothers. But making this fantastical dream a reality proves to be no easy task, as intolerance, poverty, and even an earthquake stand in their way.

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.

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