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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Last season she had had a perfectly good Chinese name, but in an effort to curry favor with the conquering barbarians, the captain had renamed her after the Khans favorite wife: Chabi. Pei muttered gloomily about it.
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, then, for Qing'an? This josding invasion of distant relations ...
"My ugly wife? Idle the whole day," Pei had always said. "She makes the house a midden with her laziness. Cooks like Genghis Khan — old goat meat underdone. The children are no better." But if the gods were fooled, Di Chou was not.
in a landscape of paddy fields, Di Chou also had a wife. But he happily praised her aloud, day and night, in the hope that the jealous gods would snatch her and her sickly brats up to heaven. Fortunately Di Chou had outsailed his past ...
... scowled thunderously and jabbed his thin wife in the ribs as 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.
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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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