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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... no dog — because he thought his father might like one in the next life. He had crafted a double-layered, full-length coat, and a fishing rod threaded with a single strand of silk and baited with a shred of feathers; a little model 14.
and baited with a shred of feathers; a little model coracle, too, out of gum-soaked silk, with a rudder of split bamboo. Now, in the afterlife, his father could spend his time doing the kinds of things he had never had time to do during ...
We will give him the wind in his silk. Let the boy make kites and prosper!" There were a dozen murmurs of astonishment, the loudest from Haoyou himself. "Gou Pei says also" — the medium gave a convulsive shudder — "no weddings, please.
Great-uncle Bo, obliged to obey the wishes of his dead nephews spirit, grudgingly gave money enough to buy some lengths of reject silk, some soiled paper, sewing thread, sizing, and a craft knife. Haoyou went out himself to cut bamboo, ...
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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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