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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Then the crew of the Chabi yanked on the rope once more — such a jerk that Pei bit through the tongue still pronouncing Haoyou's name. The giant kite lurched into a gust of wind and soared upwards, drawing a gasp of relief from the ...
Her voice was her own once again. Its ordinariness startled him. "You heard, then?" said Haoyou, fascinated by the actual working of her magic. "You know what the spirits said? You heard yourself talking during the trance?
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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