Monday, January 9, 2012

Books by Laurence Yep

Laurence Yep has written many books for children. Here are just a few you might like to read:

City of Ice (City Trilogy): From the islands of Hawaii, Scirye and her loyal companions pursue the villainous Mr. Roland and evil dragon Badik all the way to the city of Nova Hafnia in the icy Arctic Circle, to prevent Roland from obtaining the power to alter the universe.

Dragon's Gate (The Golden Mountain Chronicles): When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867. Sequel to "Mountain light."

The Tiger's Apprentice: A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island: Ten-year-old Gim Lew leaves his village in China to accompany his father to America, but before they go he must prepare for a grueling test that he must pass--without stuttering--at California's Angel Island, where officials strive to keep out unwanted immigrants. Includes facts about immigration from China and the experiences of the author's family.

The Magic Paintbrush: A magic paintbrush transports Steve and his elderly caretakers from their drab apartment in Chinatown to a world of adventures.

The Star Fisher: Fifteen-year-old Joan Lee and her family find the adjustment hard when they move from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920s.

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