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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Wawa smiled rapturously and gave a wriggle, wanting to be put down. Off she went, out of doors, her wraparound apron showing her bare plump legs from behind. Cheekily she pushed between the legs of the assembled guests, unaware of the ...
... like a hornet, ripping between the startled heads of the funeral guests and hitting the chicken coop with a noise like Mongol artillery. One chicken was killed outright. The rocket passed within a hand's breadth of litde Wawa, ...
Now Wawa stood stock-still, terrified by the stray rocket, the kite clutched to her chest, her little fingers inadvertendy pushing through the paper. The crowd drew back from her with a gasp of superstitious dread.
The toppling firework, Wawa fetching in the unwelcome kite, the thieving seagull, the dead chicken ... It hardly seemed worth correcting her about his dream. But the face on the nightmare cormorant — fixing him with its beady eye, ...
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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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