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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"Impertinent dog," said a voice close behind them, and the Chabis first mate took hold of Pei by his jacket and pushed him over the edge of an open hatchway. It was no great way to fall, but Pei landed awkwardly, his leg twisted under ...
But the noise of the crowd swallowed Haoyou's voice like the sea swallowing a whisper. He could not make himself heard. Should he run to fetch his mother? By the time he reached her, the kite would be aloft.
It was a common enough event among the poor of Dagu's waterfront. "A sailing man is lucky to have had such a dry death," Great-uncle Bo intoned in his croaking- bullfrog voice. His 15 2 Troubled Spirits.
death," Great-uncle Bo intoned in his croaking- bullfrog voice. His thin wife, Mo, ducked her thin head in agreement. "It is harder for a widow when her man is lost at sea and she has no body to mourn over." Did they think this was easy ...
And the broken cups. Your father's spirit is trying to tell us something. We must find out what he wants." She had lowered her voice to 21.
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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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