Study Guide

Dragonwings Characters

By Laurence Yep

Moon Shadow Lee

At the beginning of Dragonwings, Moon Shadow is a wide-eyed boy who simply wants to meet and love...

Windrider Lee

Windrider, or Father as we first know him, is a complicated character. Moon Shadow loves his...

Uncle Bright Star

Uncle Bright Star seems so dark, so cryptically evil almost, yet he has a heart of gold. When we...

Miss Whitlaw

Before we meet Miss Whitlaw in Chapter 6, we as readers might anticipate that she is nasty both...

Robin

Robin, the first "demon" kid that Moon Shadow meets, turns out to be all right. OK, so she's...

Black Dog

One of the first things Black Dog does after we are introduced to him is throw a steel knife on...

Mother

Though it seems like our only encounter with Mother is in Chapter 1, her presence actually weaves...

Grandmother

We readers aren't allowed much access into the world of Grandmother; the little we do know is...

Hand Clap Lee

Hand Clap's name is pretty fun, both because he is a notorious exaggerator and because he is the...

Lefty

Lefty is the poet and the reformed gambler of the Company. The figure of his missing right hand...

White Deer

White Deer is a vegetarian and a devout Buddhist. Though he is an herbivore, however, White Deer...

Mr. Alger

We meet Mr. Alger early on in Moon Shadow's story, and the narrator soon tells us it is to be a...

Old Deerfoot

Old Deerfoot is a crucial middle man in the Lees' story. Without Mr. Deerfoot, the Lees would not...