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Laurence Yep

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Dragonwings (1975) 2,573 kappaletta, 33 arvostelua
Dragon's Gate (1993) 1,599 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
The Star Fisher (1991) 934 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Hiroshima (1995) 878 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Isabelle (2014) 624 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Child of the Owl (1977) 480 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Shadow Lord (1985) 469 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Mia (2008) 444 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Dragon of the Lost Sea (1987) 422 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Cockroach Cooties (2000) 394 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale (1997) 363 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Spring Pearl: The Last Flower (2002) 360 kappaletta
The Rainbow People (1989) 318 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans (2015) 299 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Later, Gator (1995) 288 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Designs by Isabelle (2014) 205 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Dragon Steel (1985) 200 kappaletta
When the Circus Came to Town (2002) 191 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Tiger's Apprentice (2003) 188 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
To the Stars, Isabelle (2014) 174 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Lost Garden (1990) 173 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Dragon Cauldron (1991) 173 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Serpent's Children (1984) 162 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Dragon War (1992) 161 kappaletta
The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island (2008) 148 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
The Khan's Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale (1997) 145 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Ribbons (1996) 139 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Traitor (2003) 137 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Bravo, Mia! (2008) 126 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
American Dragons: Twenty-five Asian American Voices (1995) — Toimittaja — 125 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
City of Fire (2009) 120 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Thief of Hearts (1995) 116 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Man Who Tricked A Ghost (1995) 115 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Mountain Light (1985) 107 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Magic Paintbrush (2000) 96 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dream Soul (2000) 94 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Junior Thunder Lord (1994) 94 kappaletta
The Case of the Goblin Pearls (1997) 92 kappaletta
Sweetwater (1973) 90 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
City of Dragons (1995) 82 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Amah (1999) 76 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Dragon Road (2008) 76 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Angelfish (2001) 74 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sea Glass (1979) 71 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Case of the Lion Dance (1998) 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Cook's Family (1998) 67 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tiger's Blood (2004) 66 kappaletta
A Dragon's Guide to Making Your Human Smarter (2016) 62 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dragons of Silk (2011) 61 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Ghost Fox (1994) 57 kappaletta
Tiger Woman (1995) 51 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Case of the Firecrackers (1999) 45 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Tiger Magic (2006) 44 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Monster Makers, Inc. (1986) 43 kappaletta
Tongues of Jade (1991) 42 kappaletta
City of Ice (2011) 41 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Star Maker (2010) 40 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Seademons (1977) 37 kappaletta
The Curse of the Squirrel (1987) 36 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Imp That Ate My Homework (1998) 35 kappaletta
The Shell Woman and the King: A Chinese Folktale (1993) 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Butterfly Boy (1993) 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Auntie Tiger (2008) 24 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
City of Death (2013) 24 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Boy Who Swallowed Snakes (1994) 21 kappaletta
Liar, Liar (1983) 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Kind Hearts and Gentle Monsters (1982) 13 kappaletta
The Mark Twain Murders (1982) 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Tom Sawyer Fires (1984) 9 kappaletta
Gl Dragonwings/Rdgs G7 2000 (2000) 8 kappaletta
Isabelle in the City eShort (2017) 6 kappaletta
Breaker's Bridge 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Thestar Fisher 1 kappale
The Selchey Kids 1 kappale

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Avustaja — 778 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 (1969) — Avustaja — 180 kappaletta
Quark/2 (1971) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Protostars (1971) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Strange Bedfellows (1973) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1945) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Visions of Tomorrow: An Interstellar Collection (1976) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
Demon Kind (11-in-1) (1973) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 kappaletta

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


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beskamiltar | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 10, 2024 |
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BooksInMirror | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |
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 |
While The Amah takes place in the world of Ribbons, our POV character is Amy Chin, Robin's friend. Her mother is a widow with 5 children to take care of, so she's seemingly gotten a break as an ex-pat family recently from Hong Kong is looking for a Chinese amah. Amy feels parallels between her stepsister role at ballet class to her home life, but finds out that Miss Stephanie (her mother's charge) also lives in a cage, albeit more gilded.

Rereading as an adult, there's some glimmers of darkness around the edge- when Stephanie is surprised Mrs. Chin paints life at the Sinclair house as rosy, or when Amy catches a glimpse of a scar on Stephanie's wrist (not the direct I thought it was going to take, but still pretty grim for a middle grade book...!) Ultimately the message is also that it's better to adapt with changes, and that there's often complexity below the surface of what looks like a idyllic situation.

There is some continuity from The Cook's Family as Ah-Way is still in Grandmother's life!
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Daumari | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 28, 2023 |



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