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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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.
People gasped and ducked, arms over their heads. Haoyou did not duck. His face, still upturned, saw his father plunge toward him face-first, eyeballs straining their lids, arms spread wide, head and shoulders buckled outward from the ...
She was holding Haoyou's little sister in her arms. Haoyou could not place which branch of the family she belonged to. "They are nothing," said Haoyou, which was the proper and polite response to a compliment. "Oh! Did you make them?
Then the hollow-eyed lady darted forward and swept Wawa up into her arms, tickling her, blowing in her ear, admiring the pretty toy. "Did your brother make this? What a clever brother! Lovely color . . . just like a butterfly.
She held out her arms and Haoyou ran to her, like a boat running for harbor in a storm. "I dreamed there was this cormorant!" he sobbed, chafing his cheeks against the seam of her jacket, the embroidered birds and flowers.
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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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