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Moon Shadow was eight when he sailed from China to join his father Windrider in America. Windrider lived in San Francisco's Chinatown and worked in a laundry. Moon Shadow had never seen him.

But he soon loved and respected this father, a man of genius, a man with a fabulous dream. And with Moon Shadow's help, Windrider was willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, and the longing for his wife and 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Laurence Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, was graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, writer Joanne Ryder. Mr. Yep is one of children's literature's most respected authors and a recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his body of work. His novels include Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate, both Newbery Honor Books. He is also the author of Sweetwater; When the Circus Came to Town; The Imp That Ate My Homework, winner of the Georgia Children's Book Award; The Magic Paintbrush; and The Earth Dragon Awakes. The author of numerous other books for children and young adults, Mr. Yep has taught creative writing and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Barbara. In 1990 he received an NEA fellowship in fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060267384
Author:
Yep, Laurence
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Library
Series:
Golden Mountain Chronicles
Series Volume:
RP-480
Publication Date:
19751007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.53x5.84x1.03 in. 1.06 lbs.
Age Level:
10-UP

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