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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"Mipeng will know. The medium will know what we have to do. You mustn't worry." "You don't understand!" But his mother was preoccupied, wondering what she could sell to pay for the mediums advice. And now that Haoyou thought back, ...
Mipeng the medium clasped her ankles and rocked to and fro. Her eyes darted this way and that, truculent, mutinous, like a cornered animal. Her lids closed, her lower jaw dropped, showing small even teeth, and she began to pant and sway ...
Mipeng muttered a few words of gibberish, like a sleeper dreaming. Then her head flopped over slighdy to one side. She did not look at any one person in particular as she said, "The spirit of Gou Pei instructs his son to be obedient to ...
Mipeng herself looked limp and greenish, like a summer lettuce, and made no move to stand up herself. Soon, only she and Haoyou sat, legs crossed, opposite each other on the living-room floor. "A kite maker? Me?" he said aloud.
Single-handedly, without even the help of the spirit world, Mipeng had fought off the bestial Di Chou and turned Haoyou into a kite maker. "Thank you!" he said again, and just in case she thought he was simply being polite, "Thank you!
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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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