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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It was for this magnificent sight that Gou Pei had brought his son to the harbor; Haoyou had asked a hundred times to see it. "I'm not sure," his mother had said. "What about the poor soul on the hurdle?" But Pei had only shrugged and ...
asked the foreigner. "Not a flag exactly . . . more like a kite. Pardon my foolishness: I don't believe you have the word in your language: 'kite.' As the men tug on the rope's end, the hurdle rises up higher and higher on the wind.
asked the hollow-eyed girl. Haoyou should have said nothing. No one speaks to a stranger at a funeral; they just chatter idly. But he was caught off guard. "Why is he still here? The Chabi sailed yesterday. Why isn't he gone? "Who?
asked his mother, slapping him briskly. He drew away. "I only ... I didn't know I'd met her. I thought a medium would look . . . differ- ent. The tall, spoon-faced, hollow-eyed girl came forward and bowed in greeting, ...
he asked his mother, holding up the first, moving his hand back and forth so that the sizing- wet silk breathed like a diaphragm. "In your father's bedroom," said Qing'an. "I'll sleep by the hearth." Haoyou was shocked that his model ...
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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
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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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