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 6 筆
... 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 and Kublai Khan 305 detail of inset.
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 ...
Now Wawa stood stock-still, terrified by the stray rocket, the kite clutched to her chest, her little fingers inadvertendy pushing through the paper. The crowd drew back from her with a gasp of superstitious dread.
Haoyou tugged at the metal collar he wore around his throat, his own fingers making it bite into his windpipe and increase his panic. "I was going to be swallowed — like a fish!" His mother's hand stroked the back of his head, ...
It takes a light footfall, and salt on your finger ends, to pluck a big, fat ragworm from its burrow. Soon the relations would traipse in again from town and countryside to hear what the medium had to say about Pei's "troubled spirit.
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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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