To escape the problems of being poor and Chinese, Donald begins to cut school to climb the George Washington Bridge where he meets Wingman, a sort of Chinese Superman.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Batnam Skylark
(first published 1975)
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I was kind of amazed this came out in 1975, there aren't even that many books published today where the main character is Asian & poor and just having a crappy time at school. It is not like other Daniel Pinkwater books I've read--it's not humorous or absurd, but really straightforward and kind of sad. It really evokes the feeling of being lonely. I liked the ending too. Totally surprised by this one.
Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that...moreMore about Daniel Pinkwater...