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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Now they were gathering again for her husband's funeral, startled by the manner of Pei's death but unstarded by death itself. It was a common enough event among the poor of Dagu's waterfront. "A sailing man is lucky to have had such a ...
She had lowered her voice to a whisper, as if her husband might even now be eavesdropping outside his own bedroom: he from whom she had never kept a secret while he was living. "No, you don't understand — " Haoyou began.
Ever since the first time he had seen Qing'an standing on tiptoe on the quayside to catch sight of her returning husband, Di Chou had made up his mind to have her. Pei had been loath to talk about his good fortune for fear of tempting ...
With her husband gone, Qing'an had nothing: no means of support but for a handful of distant, carping, unsuccessful relations. The fact that she had children was an advantage: A woman with brats has to think about how she is going to ...
A new husband for the widow; no more drain on the family coffers; a problem solved. "I shall give your offer my most earnest consideration," said Great-uncle Bo in his grandest voice. Then the business of the rocket and the seagull and ...
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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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