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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Word had gone out that the Chabi was testing the wind this morning, and it seemed as if every merchant in Dagu had hurried down to judge the omens for themselves. The prosperity of the whole voyage depended on how the "wind tester" ...
To Haoyou, though, it seemed as if his father's body had taken on the color of the sky. The crew, who had known and liked Pei, began to mutter syllables of sorrow and regret, slapping out at Haoyou with sympathetic hands.
Even the hollow-eyed girl seemed to have fled the blighted party. Qing'an emptied her hands of crockery, sat down beside the chicken coop, and wept, rocking her head against the splintered wood. Haoyou did not know whether it was for ...
The embroidery dog beneath his palm seemed to bristle with fright. The hand on his neck trembled as it stroked his hair. "Well, Haoyou, it's plain your father's spirit is angry. All that trouble at the funeral.
It hardly seemed worth correcting her about his dream. But the face on the nightmare cormorant — fixing him with its beady eye, gaping after him with its serrated bill — had not been his father's. It had been First Mate Di Chou, ...
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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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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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