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 5 筆
C5s3 Gou Haoyou knew that his father's spirit lived among the clouds. For he had seen him go up there with a soul and come down again without one. It happened down at the harbor, the day the Chabi put to sea. When she set sail, ...
Fortunately Di Chou had outsailed his past — left it far enough behind him that none of his shipmates even knew he was married. He told each quartermaster, as he signed on, that he was First Mate Di Chou, a bachelor.
He knew better than to pester a man like Gou Bo for a quick decision. 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 ...
And all at once, Haoyou knew. 3i.
And all at once, Haoyou knew. There had been no trance. She had made it all up. "Di Chou won't be pleased," she said. "But he is such a — No one should have to marry against her wishes. And no one should have to marry a man like that.
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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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