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 15 筆
... 157 13 About-Face 174 14 The Mighty Khan 185 15 The Miao's Journey 197 16 Fall from Grace 212 17 Loyalty and Betrayal 224 18 The Carpet 241 19 Weapon of War 251 20 Half-light 266 21 Fingers 282 22 Family 292 The Thirteenth Century ...
A cloth had been wrapped around his head, but now, as he twisted this way and that, struggling to break free, the cloth slipped down and Haoyou caught a clear glimpse of his face. "Father!" The crew must have been pouring rice wine into ...
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 hurdle. Those eyes focused on Haoyou, recognized him; and the boy saw ...
Strands of straw drizzled out of the sky, falling onto the faces of the crowd. Idly the merchants pulled strands out of ... But Haoyou let the fragments of his father's rice-straw jacket rest on his face and shoulders like a blessing.
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
The Mighty Khan
Fall from Grace
Loyalty and Betrayal
Weapon of War
Translation for Beginners
A Patch of Dark
The Thirteenth Century and Kublai Khan