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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"I'm not sure," his mother had said. "What about the poor soul on the hurdle?" But Pei had only shrugged and said that worse things happened at sea. Haoyou looked back at the ship. He did not want to miss the testing of the wind.
The crew must have been pouring rice wine into Pei, because the muscles of his face looked slack, and there were stains on his chest. But his pinioned hands opened and closed, and the tendons of his bare feet were as rigid as birds' ...
Haoyou could no more have looked away than a dead man can close his own eyes. He saw the hatch cover carried up to the bow and angled so as to catch the full force of the wind. He saw its woven fabric flex and bow, and his father's hair ...
But his cousins and uncles had simply looked, mouths ajar, savoring this new adornment to the family, as they would a rare and beautiful vase on the family shrine. Now they were gathering again for her husband's funeral, startled by the ...
Her bruised face looked as though a cloud shadow were speeding across it; her skin darkened and paled, darkened and paled. Ugly crimp- ings of her face made her features look as if they had been attached with clothespins, puckering the ...
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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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