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Laurence Yep

Autor/a de Dragonwings

88+ obres 16,925 Membres 249 Ressenyes 7 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Laurence Yep was born in San Francisco, California on June 14, 1948. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1970 and received a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He primarily writes fiction for young adults, but has also written and edited mostra'n més several works for adults. His first novel, Sweetwater, was published in 1973. His other books include Dragonwings, Dragon's Gate, Shadow Lord, Child of the Owl, The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island. He has won numerous awards for his work including the Newbery Medal Honor Book, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Laurence Yep

Dragonwings (1975) 2,523 exemplars
Dragon's Gate (1993) 1,579 exemplars
The Star Fisher (1991) 923 exemplars
Hiroshima (1995) 858 exemplars
Isabelle (2014) 607 exemplars
Child of the Owl (1977) 478 exemplars
Shadow Lord (1985) 467 exemplars
Mia (2008) 430 exemplars
Dragon of the Lost Sea (1987) 420 exemplars
Cockroach Cooties (2000) 387 exemplars
Spring Pearl: The Last Flower (2002) 355 exemplars
The Rainbow People (1989) 317 exemplars
Later, Gator (1995) 283 exemplars
Dragon Steel (1985) 200 exemplars
Designs by Isabelle (2014) 198 exemplars
When the Circus Came to Town (2002) 189 exemplars
The Tiger's Apprentice (2003) 184 exemplars
The Lost Garden (1990) 173 exemplars
Dragon Cauldron (1991) 172 exemplars
To the Stars, Isabelle (2014) 168 exemplars
The Serpent's Children (1984) 161 exemplars
Dragon War (1992) 160 exemplars
Ribbons (1996) 136 exemplars
The Traitor (2003) 135 exemplars
Bravo, Mia! (2008) 126 exemplars
American Dragons: Twenty-five Asian American Voices (1995) — Editor — 125 exemplars
City of Fire (2009) 121 exemplars
Thief of Hearts (1995) 116 exemplars
The Man Who Tricked A Ghost (1995) 112 exemplars
Mountain Light (1985) 107 exemplars
Dream Soul (2000) 95 exemplars
The Junior Thunder Lord (1994) 94 exemplars
The Magic Paintbrush (2000) 93 exemplars
The Case of the Goblin Pearls (1997) 91 exemplars
Sweetwater (1973) 90 exemplars
City of Dragons (1995) 80 exemplars
Dragon Road (2008) 76 exemplars
The Amah (1999) 75 exemplars
Angelfish (1841) 74 exemplars
Sea Glass (1979) 71 exemplars
The Case of the Lion Dance (1998) 68 exemplars
The Cook's Family (1998) 66 exemplars
Tiger's Blood (2004) 63 exemplars
Dragons of Silk (2011) 61 exemplars
The Ghost Fox (1605) 56 exemplars
Tiger Woman (1995) 49 exemplars
The Case of the Firecrackers (1999) 43 exemplars
Tiger Magic (2006) 43 exemplars
Monster Makers, Inc. (1986) 42 exemplars
City of Ice (2011) 42 exemplars
Tongues of Jade (1991) 42 exemplars
The Star Maker (2010) 40 exemplars
Seademons (1977) 37 exemplars
The Imp That Ate My Homework (1998) 35 exemplars
The Curse of the Squirrel (1987) 34 exemplars
The Butterfly Boy (1993) 32 exemplars
Auntie Tiger (2008) 24 exemplars
City of Death (2013) 24 exemplars
The Boy Who Swallowed Snakes (1994) 21 exemplars
Liar, Liar (1983) 15 exemplars
Kind Hearts and Gentle Monsters (1982) 13 exemplars
The Mark Twain Murders (1982) 12 exemplars
The Tom Sawyer Fires (1984) 9 exemplars
Gl Dragonwings/Rdgs G7 2000 (2000) 8 exemplars
Isabelle in the City eShort (2014) 6 exemplars
Breaker's Bridge 2 exemplars
Thestar Fisher 1 exemplars
The Selchey Kids 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 771 exemplars
World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 (1969) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
Quark/2 (1971) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Protostars (1971) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows (1973) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1945) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Visions of Tomorrow: An Interstellar Collection (1976) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Demon Kind (11-in-1) (1973) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 exemplars


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Found: YA?? Fantasy-ish, eastern dragon?? a Name that Book (setembre 2021)
Dragonwings, Laurence Yep a World Reading Circle (setembre 2013)


side note: I think it's weird that my tags on one edition don't carry over to another, but perhaps that's in case people use tags for shelf organizing? I dunno.

Ribbons is the first of several books that follow Robin, an eleven year old biracial dancer. Robin's parents want to bring over her maternal grandmother from Hong Kong to live with them in San Francisco (re-reading as an adult, I recognize a temporal sign post: a few years prior to Great Britain "returning" the colony of Hong Kong to China in 1997, though you could pick up on this being a '90s book with corded phones, cassette tapes, and giant heavy camcorders). However, the process is expensive and requires sacrifices... like ending ballet lessons for Robin. To her, dance is freedom so she becomes very resentful when Grandmother finally arrives and her life feels upended, moving in with her brother so Grandmother can have her room, etc.

Upon reread, I noticed that the Ribbons books (for lack of a series title) all tie into fairy tales- The Cook's Family was Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, The Amah was Cinderella, and this one is the Little Mermaid (I don't remember what Angelfish connects to, though). Robin & Grandmother eventually connect over the shared understanding of walking through pain to be free, setting up for a really lovely dynamic between grandparent and grandchild.

Skirting around the edges of Ribbons is also the concept of face: Robin's parents don't want people to know the reason ballet lessons are on pause is because they can't afford it, and while Robin's uncles Eddie and Georgie are seemingly successful, it very much looks like a front to look prosperous (luckily, Grandmother cuts to the core and puts her children in line). There's a fair amount of self-sacrificing and then lying to others pretending everything's fine, which I feel is such a specific cultural note that rings true.

Like The Cook's Family cover, I do think this was a missed opportunity to show a mixed-race child, but also as an ABC I appreciate putting Robin on the cover at all because Laurence Yep's books were among the few that had kids with similar backgrounds to me, that look like me.
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Daumari | Dec 28, 2023 |



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