Wingman
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Wingman

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 71)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Ellice
Not up to Pinkwater's usual level of genius, but ahead of its time in telling the story of a Chinese American kid who learns to bring together his cultural heritage and his life in New York.
Karen
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.
Scott
Pinkwater is my favorite but this wasn't up to his usual genius....it was lacking something that I'm having a hard time articulating....the plot was very different than what he usually does.
Alexwen
Alexwen marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Bunnyjadwiga
Bunnyjadwiga marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2014
Charlotte
Charlotte marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2014
Cat Fletcher
Cat Fletcher marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2013
Gael Gutschlag
Gael Gutschlag marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2013
Lauretta
Lauretta marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2013
Yinzadi
Yinzadi marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2013
Yinzadi
Yinzadi marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2013
Matthew
Matthew marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2013
Tara
Tara marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2013
Josh
Josh marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2012
Matt
Matt marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2012
Noah
Noah added it
Aug 28, 2012
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
20575
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...more
More about Daniel Pinkwater...
The Big Orange Splot Lizard Music The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization 5 Novels: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars / Slaves of Spiegel / The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death / The Last Guru / Young Adult Novel The Hoboken Chicken Emergency

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »