Dragonwings (Golden Mountain Chronicles)
But he soon loved and respected this father, a man of genius, a man with a fabulous dream. And with Moon Shadow's help, Windrider was willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese,...more
I was a little disappointed by this book because I was looking forward to learn more about the...more
The book is filled with wonderful characters, dialog, and life lessons. Descriptions of events like the 1906 San Francisco earthquake are realistic and full of life. The story is told from the perspective of a young Chinese boy, who full of misunder...more
The father, known as Windrider for his marvelous skill as a kite builder, has a dream to build and soar in a flying machine as the Wright brothers had recently done on the other side of the continent. The need to earn a living, and later, the great...more
In the story one thing I liked about it was that there was excitement. Secondly I liked it because there was some real life comparisons to go along with it such as racism and family conflicts. Lastly one thing I like about the...more
Response: I have never read a Laurence Yep book, and I am so glad I finally did. I will definitely read more. Aside from how much I enjoyed...more
During reading this book, I made a text-to-world connection. The part where these racist teenagers start making fun of Moon Shadow and saying...more
I liked the book because it was slow in parts but had some action in it. It had some history in it like the San Francisco earthquake and fire.i...more
The author calls Dragonwings an historical fantasy. It is loosely based on a Chinese man who did actually create a flying machine that stayed airborne for 20 minut...more
In this book, a boy named Moonshadow travels to America, or the land of the White Demons, to meet his father for the first time, and to live with him. In America, Moonshadow faces the difficulty of a new lifestyle, such as living without his mother, being wary...more
moon shadow came from china to join windrider and his family. They have many conflict through out there story
and solve them. Finally windrider flies his dragon wings an aero plane .
I like this book because it can relate to an immigrant who has came from there country. And it's easy the comprehend the place.
I also like this book because I get to learn about the Chin...more
Other than that, I thought it was very well written and well researched, with lots of historical details. I also reall...more