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.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 14 筆
A foreigner stood among the crowd — neither Chinese nor Mongol, but a tan-colored man with eyes shaped like a horse's or a dogs. The Chinese man alongside him was explaining the process of testing the wind. "A hurdle is hooked to the ...
Suddenly the tall foreigner with the horse eyes gave a cry. "You did not tell me about the manl" Haoyou smiled secredy at the foreigner's surprise. The hurdle — a big square hatch cover woven out of palm leaves — was being carried along ...
Should he avert his eyes from the humiliation of his honored father? Haoyou could no more have looked away than a dead man can close his own eyes. He saw the hatch cover carried up to the bow and angled so as to catch the full force of ...
Those eyes focused on Haoyou, recognized him; and the boy saw his own name form on the mouth that hung over him. Like a rabbit overshadowed by a hawk, Haoyou was powerless to move. "Father!" he called back. Then the crew of the Chabi ...
Still his face was upturned, his thumbs trapped inside his fists, his eyes on the tiny, distant kite, as the crew hauled it in. They worked with no great urgency. The urgency was over: The captain had secured a prosperous voyage.
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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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