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 13 筆
... the hurdle rises up higher and higher on the wind. If it rises up straight, the voyage will prosper. If it flies out so" — the guide's hand, in darting out at an angle, dislodged Haoyou's cap — "there may be problems." "Problems?
But his pinioned hands opened and closed, and the tendons of his bare feet were as rigid as birds' talons. "Do they employ criminals for this?" the foreigner inquired. "No, no. Just one of the crew — either very drunk or very stupid.
The crew, who had known and liked Pei, began to mutter syllables of sorrow and regret, slapping out at Haoyou with sympathetic hands. One even ran to snatch feathers from a chicken running loose about the deck, and held the feathers to ...
There was no mistaking those buck teeth, the long necklace of mummified animal parts, the tattooed pig on his hand. "He killed my father," said Haoyou. The rickrack firework burned out. A single rocket, propped up in an oil bottle, ...
... bullying beast of a man. How dare Di Chou come and eat the baked meats at the funeral of the man he sent to his death? Haoyou's mouth was too dry for him to choke down the rice cake he was holding. It lay in his hand, forgotten.
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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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