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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Haoyous heart quickened with fear and pride at the thought of stepping out of childhood and into his fathers saltwater world. For the first rime ever, Pei took him aboard — showed him where the anchor was lodged, where the sailors slept ...
As it scraped and banged against the ship's hull and was pulled aboard, Haoyou dashed between two longshoremen and the bendy gangplank in nimble strides. "Father! Father!" Pei had returned to earth with the hatch cover.
A kite with a man aboard it? At the funeral of a man who had died aboard a wind tester? Then the hollow-eyed lady darted forward and swept Wawa up into her arms, tickling her, blowing in her ear, admiring the pretty toy.
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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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