A Chinese-American boy whose father wants him to be good in sports finally asserts his right to be himself.
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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.Review:
“It’s not every day or in every book that you meet such a vivid set of individuals.” (—The New York Times Book Review)
“A winning, often moving story...a worthy successor to Child of the Owl.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“Totally engaging.” (Horn Book)
“An engrossing, thoughtful story.” (The Christian Science Monitor)
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060267445
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060267445 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0948445