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by B.D. Wong,Laurence Yep

Download Dragonwings: 25th Anniversary Edition ePub
  • ISBN 0694525618
  • ISBN13 978-0694525614
  • Language English
  • Author B.D. Wong,Laurence Yep
  • Publisher HarperFestival; Unabridged edition (July 24, 2001)
  • Formats doc lrf txt mbr
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1904 kb
  • Size Fb2 1140 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 365

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 the 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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Published September 4th 2007 by HarperFestival. Wong (Narrated by). ISBN: 1602528292 (ISBN13: 9781602528291). Audio CD. Author(s): Laurence Yep, . ISBN: 0061493368 (ISBN13: 9780061493362). ISBN: 0694525618 (ISBN13: 9780694525614).

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

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. 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.

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

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.

In the early 20th century, a young . Laurence Yep, born in 1948 in San Francisco, is a well-known writer of fiction for young adults. Yep is Chinese American.

In the early 20th century, a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine. He grew up in a black neighborhood in San Francisco, attended school in Chinatown, and later attended a predominately white high school. Much of the subject matter for his work comes out of his experiences trying to establish his own identity as a child and teenager.

The story revolves around a young Tang Chinese boy named Moon Shadow. He lives with his mother and grandmother in China, while his father works in the "Land of the Demons", which is really the "Land of the Americans". Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. Laurence Yep's novel DRAGONWINGS was the book that our teacher assigned to read for ESL studend. Like most of my classmates, at first I did not like this book.

Laurence Yep. Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world. Moon Shadow only knows two things about his father, Windrider: he lives in San Francisco and used to craft beautiful kites.

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Beazezius
This historical fiction is a heartwarming, entertaining, an informative story of a young boy who comes to America to live with the father he doesn't remember, during the early 1900's. The story gives a fascinating look at the Chinese culture both in the homeland of Middle China, and the culture of families, groups, gangs and religion in Chinatown. The setting begins in 1903 in China, and is told through the eyes of the eight year old Moon Shadow, as he relates scenes of his past and leads up to his arrival in San Francisco. He is taken into the brotherhood of his father in the laundry service. Moon Shadow is quickly exposed to the poverty and depravity of the shanty towns and the opium houses that affect his very brotherhood family. He learns the suspicion, ill-treatment, and injustice by other people due to an extreme prejudice against the Chinese peoples. As time progresses, Moon Shadow and his father, Windrider, move to a white neighborhood where they live in a barn of a white lady, who has boarders. They are soon befriended by the lady and her niece. Windrider is naturally talented with machines and mechanics, doing odd jobs for people in the community until the great earthquake and fire of 1906, when all survivors of the burned areas are moved to tent cities until the city can begin to rebuild. The Chinese are eventually separated from everyone and forced to move from camp to camp. Soon after Windrider and Moon Shadown start to help rebuild in Chinatown, they go off on their own to a windy hill in Oakland, where Moon Shadow helps his dad fulfill his dream of building and flying in a "flying machine." This book tells of an ongoing struggle with money, family, and nature, that is balanced with laughter, forgiveness, family and friends. This is a story you will long remember, with an honest look at the struggles of the Chinese integration into Western culture.
Rivik
This is a great book and a good window into another culture and another time in history. I was reading it to my 8 year old son. I stopped because i felt it was a little too old for him. There are references to prostitution - which I wasn't ready to explain - and a character with an opiate addiction is a major plot point. I would say more appropriate for middle school age readers and above.
Shem
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The Sphinx of Driz
Dragonwings is interesting to those students who have Chinese heritage. It gives a vivid account of the Chinese immigration to San Francisco in the late nineteenth century couched in a narrative of hope and determination. I used the books with older English language learners who have been in the American school system since the early grades. Their reading level was good, but the vocabulary level was still challenging.
romrom
Great book and required reading by my son's 6th grade.
Ynonno
I purchased this for my dyslexic fourth grade boy who needs to do a book report. It's a bit long, and takes some time to get into. There are a lot of little cool things in the begining but we are at the half way point and it's starting to roll more quickly now. We are enjoying it!
Ishnllador
I bought this book for my 7th grade son. He needed a book on historical fiction. He finished the book in record time because it was such a great story.
My daughter needed this book for school. She enjoyed it. It was nice to have our own copy at home and be able to read ahead