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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... and would be fit to sail after all. The boy stood on tiptoe to estimate the depth of the crowd, his chances of pushing his way through them. None, he decided, and stayed where he 4.
A foreigner stood among the crowd — neither Chinese nor Mongol, but a tan-colored man with eyes shaped like a horse's or a dogs. The Chinese man alongside him was explaining the process of testing the wind. "A hurdle is hooked to the ...
Now Wawa stood stock-still, terrified by the stray rocket, the kite clutched to her chest, her little fingers inadvertendy pushing through the paper. The crowd drew back from her with a gasp of superstitious dread.
Then the tray fell from his hands with a crash, and he stood staring at the shards of pottery, the spreading puddle of tea. He had been trying so hard to bury his dream under everyday routine that the everyday routine had undone him.
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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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