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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For the first time in his life, Haoyou saw elephants ponderously picking their way across the gangplank, while tumblers somersaulted off the ships rail and onto the dockside. There were acrobats in jade-green, close-fitting costumes, ...
He laughed and put a loving arm round Haoyou's shoulders. "Impertinent dog," said a voice close behind them, and the Chabis first mate took hold of Pei by his jacket and pushed him over the edge of an open hatchway.
Lucky for Haoyou (who hated his father going away for months on a voyage), but not for the family dependent on his sailors wages. Haoyou decided his mother should know, and turned to run. But he found his way barred by the corpulent ...
shouted Haoyou, and struggled to get back on board. ... But the noise of the crowd swallowed Haoyou's voice like the sea swallowing a whisper. ... Haoyou could no more have looked away than a dead man can close his own eyes.
Haoyou could see that his father was shouting, but the wind snatched the words away and left only the black circle of Pei's mouth. Then the gusty breeze failed. Momentarily, the kite veered and slumped, dropped down toward the crowded ...
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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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