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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Haoyou could see that his father was shouting, but the wind snatched the words away and left only the black circle of Pei's mouth. Then the gusty breeze failed. Momentarily, the kite veered and slumped, dropped down toward the crowded ...
... 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.
They did not exacdy make a dash for the street but formed themselves into an impatient line to mouth their regrets at Haoyou's mother: "Our fates are written. . . "No one escapes his destiny. ..." "When our ancestors summon, ...
The tall, spoon-faced, hollow-eyed girl came forward and bowed in greeting, so that her shoulder-length hair swung forward and clashed in front of her mouth, hiding the ugly bruise on her cheek. She was friendly, polite, ...
The medium, Haoyou noticed , wore much the same smile; her straight mouth curving up at either end like the roof ridge of a house, designed to keep demons at bay. Qing'an began to pass around a plate of macaroons, but Great-uncle Bo ...
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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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