Dragon's Gate (Golden Mountain Chronicles)

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When Otter arrives in America to join his father and his Uncle Foxfire as they work building the transcontinental railroad, he finds the conditions more harsh than he had expected and must reassess his dreams and goals.

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The Land of the Golden Mountain is not what he'd expected.

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.

About the Author:

Laurence Yep is the author of The Imp That Ate My Homework, about which Kirkus Reviews said, "Readers will not be able to put this light, funny fantasy down."He received Newbery Honors in 1975 for Dragonwings and in 1994 for Dragon's Gate.Mr. Yep lives in Pacific Grove, California.

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