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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It was no great way to fall, but Pei landed awkwardly, his leg twisted under him, and lay gasping on top of the sacks of rice that were the ship's provisions. Haoyou went to the hatchway and lowered one leg over its edge, going to help ...
Off she went, out of doors, her wraparound apron showing her bare plump legs from behind. Cheekily she pushed between the legs of the assembled guests, unaware of the reason they were there, cluttering her yard, upsetting the chickens, ...
"Before we begin," said Great-uncle Bo, his big kneecaps crackling as he folded his legs, "I have something to say." The family instantly fell silent. Bo pushed his big lips forward and cleaned his teeth with his tongue, savoring the ...
Soon, only she and Haoyou sat, legs crossed, opposite each other on the living-room floor. "A kite maker? Me?" he said aloud. He did not know if he was saying it to her or to the spirit of his dead father. "You have clever hands," said ...
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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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