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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"Di Chou should never have . . ." "Fate is hard, boy." But the Chabh captain, not wanting a death to detract from the favorable omens of the kite's flight, sent the first mate to break up the little knot of mourners.
Now, in the afterlife, his father could spend his time doing the kinds of things he had never had time to do during his lifetime. "They are very well made," said a hollow-eyed young woman in an ankle-length tunic.
... sat down beside the chicken coop, and wept, rocking her head against the splintered wood. Haoyou did not know whether it was for his father, for the dead chicken, or for want of any loving relations to comfort her. He had never seen ...
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.
Qing'an was not yet used to thinking of her beloved husband as an aggrieved, menacing spirit. In all her married life, the spirits had never shown any interest in the little ramshackle house hidden away in the maze of dockside alleyways ...
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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
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - fatlamb - LibraryThing
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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