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Laurence Yep
Laurence Yep has been fascinated with tales of sibling rivalry from the day he was born. His older brother, Tom, chose his name Laurence - after a saint who died a particularly gruesome death. Laurence has been trying to get even ever since. Laurence Yep now lives in Pacific Grove, California,... show more



Laurence Yep has been fascinated with tales of sibling rivalry from the day he was born. His older brother, Tom, chose his name Laurence - after a saint who died a particularly gruesome death. Laurence has been trying to get even ever since. Laurence Yep now lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife and is one of children's literature's most respected authors. His award-winning titles include Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate.

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Birth date: June 14, 1948
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 6 years ago
It was a lovely funeral for Fluffy, the best pet I ever had. - Opening sentence Avoid spoiling your pet with too many treats; however, spoiling yourself is all well and good. - Chapter 4 Be firm with your pet and make it clear what is acceptable behavior. Both you and your pet will be happier fo...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 6 years ago
I really wish there were more women in this book. And sometimes I found the basketball writing hard to understand (it's just not always super clear what's happening on the court). Other than that I enjoyed this book a lot. It ties in nicely to the series despite the main character not being a Young....
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 6 years ago
This book is not related to any of the others in the Golden Mountain Chronicles as far as I can tell (and I've reread them all within the last two years or so... most of them this month). So don't go into this expecting a story revisiting any previous characters or storylines. Parts of the book re...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 6 years ago
I'm falling behind on my reviews. I'll try and catch up before the month is over. I've slowly been reading Yep's Golden Mountain Chronicles this month. I don't think I've ever read them in chronological order. It was fine for the first four because they were written sequentially. Dragonwings has a...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 6 years ago
I definitely didn't feel like reading about a race riot tonight, so I ended up skimming the last 100 pages. It gets intense from what I could see. There are so many men in these books, and they're getting bleaker as they go on. There are also so many matter-of-fact descriptions of death/murder in ...
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