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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... and would be fit to sail after all. The boy stood on tiptoe to estimate the depth of the crowd, his chances of pushing his way through them. None, he decided, and stayed where he 4.
Members of the crowd held up wetted fingers and nodded sagely. All the signs were auspicious. A cheerful sunlight brightened all the colors in their silken clothes, bleached the rust-red sails of the Chabi. A foreigner stood among the ...
But the noise of the crowd swallowed Haoyou's voice like the sea swallowing a whisper. He could not make himself heard. Should he run to fetch his mother? By the time he reached her, the kite would be aloft.
The giant kite lurched into a gust of wind and soared upwards, drawing a gasp of relief from the crowd. Up and up it climbed, straight over their ship, leaning to neither right nor left but climbing higher and higher, until Pei's shape ...
The crowd murmured its approval. The voyage of the Chabi would be prosperous. A cargo entrusted to this fortunate ship would reach its destination in safety and bring a good profit. Strands of straw drizzled out of the sky, falling onto ...
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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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