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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"I'm not sure," his mother had said. "What about the poor soul on the hurdle?" But Pei had only shrugged and said that worse things happened at sea. Haoyou looked back at the ship. He did not want to miss the testing of the wind.
She's a widow now. Tell you what, boy ... I'll come myself and tell her. These things shouldn't come from a stranger. A woman needs a friendly face at a time like this." ./i/aoyou's mother, Qing'an, was a woman of uncommon beauty.
Now, in the afterlife, his father could spend his time doing the kinds of things he had never had time to do during his lifetime. "They are very well made," said a hollow-eyed young woman in an ankle-length tunic.
But Haoyou did not think even Wu would be able to make things right this time. "... and after that, I shall send for the medium,'' his mother was saying. "Pardon?" "It's lucky we have one in the family. She may charge only a litde.
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 ...
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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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