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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Before they arrived, he would speak a word in the medium's ear — persuade her to say all the right things at the seance: to say that the spirits were in favor of Qing'an marrying ...
"What kind of way is that to speak to your second cousin?" asked his mother, slapping him briskly. He drew away. "I only ... I didn't know I'd met her. I thought a medium would look . . . differ- ent. The tall, spoon-faced, hollow-eyed ...
The aunties yapped at him for speaking before he was spoken to. "A man did call on me," said Qing'an in a hoarse litde whisper, her hand still in front of her mouth. "A man who sailed with my husband. But I told him I had no thoughts to ...
The spirits were speaking to him! His own dead father was speaking to him! "The spirit comrades of Pei say, ... if trying to imply that the remarriage had been her idea. The family looked around as if they expected Bo to speak again on 30.
around as if they expected Bo to speak again on the subject of the marriage. But he only rolled his big head about on his shoulders and shrugged peevishly. Outside, there was a noise of fish racks being knocked over and a flurry of ...
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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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