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About the Author
Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.
Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.
-- ALA Booklist
"Combining believable characters with thrilling adventure, Yep convinces readers that the Chineses railroad workers were indeed men to match the towering mountains of the west."--"School Library Journal "Told with humanity and compassion, "Dragon's Gate is a tribute to the survival and courage of these immigrants."--"1994 Chair, Newberry Award Committee""An engaging survival-adventure story, a social history, a heroic quest."--"Booklist