The Kite Rider
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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It happened down at the harbor, the day the Chabi put to sea. When she set sail, Haoyous father, Gou Pei, would be among her crew and gone for months on end. So Haoyou went with him, down to the docks, to make the most of him on this, ...
Last season she had had a perfectly good Chinese name, but in an effort to curry favor with the conquering barbarians, the captain had renamed her after the Khans favorite wife: Chabi. Pei muttered gloomily about it.
Word had gone out that the Chabi was testing the wind this morning, and it seemed as if every merchant in Dagu had hurried down to judge the omens for themselves. The prosperity of the whole voyage depended on how the "wind tester" ...
A cheerful sunlight brightened all the colors in their silken clothes, bleached the rust-red sails of the Chabi. A foreigner stood among the crowd — neither Chinese nor Mongol, but a tan-colored man with eyes shaped like a horse's or a ...
Then the crew of the Chabi yanked on the rope once more — such a jerk that Pei bit through the tongue still pronouncing Haoyou's name. The giant kite lurched into a gust of wind and soared upwards, drawing a gasp of relief from the ...
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LibraryThing Review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
LibraryThing Review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
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