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Dragon's Gate (Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1867)

Dragon's Gate (Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1867)
Author: Laurence Yep
ISBN 13: 9780064404891
ISBN 10: 64404897
Edition: First THUS Edition
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2001-01-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 335
List Price: $6.99

In 1867, Otter travels from Three Willows Village in China to California — the Land of the Golden Mountain. There he will join his father and uncle.

In spite of the presence of family, Otter is a stranger among the other Chinese in this new land. And where he expected to see a land of goldfields, he sees only vast, cold whiteness. But Otter's dream is to learn all he can, take the technology back to the Middle Kingdom, and free China from the Manchu invaders.

Otter and the others board a machine that will change his life — a train for which he would open the Dragon's Gate.

Publishers Weekly

This 1994 Newbery Honor Book, a prequel to Dragonwings, tells of 14-year-old Otter's 1865 emigration from China and subsequent travails in California. Ages 10-up. (May)