Dragon's Gate: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1867 by Laurence Yep

Dragon's Gate: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1867

byLaurence Yep

Paperback | January 23, 2001

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In 1867, Otter travels from Three Willows Village in China to California -- the Land of the Golden Mountain. There he will join his father and uncle.

In spite of the presence of family, Otter is a stranger among the other Chinese in this new land. And where he expected to see a land of goldfields, he sees only vast, cold whiteness. But Otter's dream is to learn all he can, take the technology back to the Middle Kingdom, and free China from the Manchu invaders.

Otter and the others board a machine that will change his life -- a train for which he would open the Dragon's Gate.

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Laurence Yep has been fascinated with tales of sibling rivalry from the day he was born. His older brother, Tom, chose his name Laurence—after a saint who died a particularly gruesome death. Laurence has been trying to get even ever since. Laurence Yep now lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife and is one of children's liter...
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Title:Dragon's Gate: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1867Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.72 inPublished:January 23, 2001Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064404897

ISBN - 13:9780064404891

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The prequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Dragonwings. In rural China in 1865, 14-year-old Otter begins his journey to America to meet his father and legendary uncle on the transcontinental railroad. In the freezing mountains of the Sierras, Otter begins to discover himself and what he's made of.

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"Combining believable characters with thrilling adventure, Yep convinces readers that the Chineses railroad workers were indeed men to match the towering mountains of the west."--"School Library Journal "Told with humanity and compassion, "Dragon's Gate is a tribute to the survival and courage of these immigrants."--"1994 Chair, Newberry Award Committee""An engaging survival-adventure story, a social history, a heroic quest."--"Booklist