The Kite Rider

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Harper Collins, 2003年9月23日 - 320 頁
Up and up the wind drew him.
Haoyou looked about him and saw the whole
world beneath him. And it was his.

The Great Miao, master of the Jade Circus, offers Haoyou the amazing chance to escape his family's poverty -- by becoming a kite rider. Strapped onto a beautiful scarlet-and-gold kite, Haoyou is sent into the sky, earning money, freedom, and unexpected fame. Miao even plans for Haoyou to perform before Kublai Khan himself.

From Carnegie Medalist Geraldine McCaughrean comes a dazzling story of adventure, betrayal, family, and sacrifice set in the dramatic world of thirteenth-century China.

 

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用戶評語  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

It's about the adventures of a young Chinese boy at the beginning of the Mongol rule; he learns painfully and slowly that simple obedience to elders and the teachings of others isn't an answer to all ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - fatlamb - LibraryThing

Such a frustrating book to read, in an amazing why. I was drawn into this wonderful yet heart wrenching of a story. I found myself loathing multiple characters and questioning the motive/reasoning ... 閱讀評論全文

內容

Testing the Winds
1
Troubled Spirits
13
A Proposal
23
The Kite Maker
33
Wedding
51
Tasting the Wind
67
The Great Miao
83
Qiqi
93
AboutFace
174
The Mighty Khan
185
Fall from Grace
212
Loyalty and Betrayal
224
The Carpet
241
Weapon of War
251
Halflight
266
Fingers
282

Translation for Beginners
105
The Paddy
126
A Patch of Dark
141
Duty
157
Family
292
The Thirteenth Century and Kublai Khan
305
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Geraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan, and the critically acclaimed The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.

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