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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But his pinioned hands opened and closed, and the tendons of his bare feet were as rigid as birds' talons. "Do they employ criminals for this?" the foreigner inquired. "No, no. Just one of the crew — either very drunk or very stupid.
His hand closed automatically now over Wu the Dog. But Haoyou did not think even Wu would be able to make things right this time. "... and after that, I shall send for the medium,'' his mother was saying. "Pardon?
Her lids closed, her lower jaw dropped, showing small even teeth, and she began to pant and sway. The last glance she stole was toward the doorway. Haoyou turned and saw — or was he mistaken? — First Mate Di Chou watching from beyond ...
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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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