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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When she set sail, Haoyous father, Gou Pei, would be among her crew and gone for months on end. So Haoyou went with him, down to the docks, to make the most of him on this, their last day together. "When I get home this time," said Pei, ...
Word had gone out that the Chabi was testing the wind this morning, and it seemed as if every merchant in Dagu had hurried down to judge the omens for themselves. The prosperity of the whole voyage depended on how the "wind tester" ...
Why isn't he gone? "Who?" With a nod of his head, Haoyou pointed out the first mate, who was in deep conversation with the head of the family, Great-uncle Bo. There was no mistaking those buck teeth, the long necklace of mummified ...
As they spoke their platitudes, they thrust their empty rice-wine cups and plates of baked meats into the widow's hands, such was their hurry to be gone. Even the hollow-eyed girl seemed to have fled the blighted party.
"I weep for your sorrows," she said, and was gone, skittering out into the lane on her litde wooden pattens. With some part of his brain, Haoyou was aware that only she, out of all the women at the funeral, had been wearing pattens ...
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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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