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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So they wound in the kite slowly, like old women skeining wool. Little by little, the hatch cover became visible for what it was, its passenger taking on detail: the color of his trousers, the tilt of his head. The lower it got, ...
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.
i/aoyou's mother, Qing'an, was a woman of uncommon beauty. Pei's relations had nudged one another at the wedding and stared, astonished that a mere deckhand had achieved such a bride. His aging and ugly aunts and great- aunts shook ...
"The woman has obviously been trying to keep her figure," Haoyou heard a florid woman confide in a hoarse, envious whisper. So. They still envied Qing'an, these coarse-featured gossips, even now that she had lost her helpmate and ...
"They are very well made," said a hollow-eyed young woman in an ankle-length tunic. She was holding Haoyou's little sister in her arms. Haoyou could not place which branch of the family she belonged to. "They are nothing," said Haoyou, ...
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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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