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Dragon's Gate

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Dragon's Gate
(Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1867)
by Laurence Yep

In 1867, Otter travels from China to California, the Land of the Golden Mountain where 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.

This book won the prestigious Newbery Award for children's literature.

Grade Level:     5th grade     6th grade     7th grade

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level W     DRA Level 60

Book Type:   chapter book

Related:    immigrant stories    historical fiction    history    Newbery Award      China/Chinese culture


Condition:  This book is used but in good condition. There's very little or no water damage, torn pages, damage to the spine, or writing on the outer cover or inside pages. Occasionally there's the previous owner's name / inscription on the inside front cover.