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.
His aging and ugly aunts and great- aunts shook their heads, implying that no good would come of it, ... "A sailing man is lucky to have had such a dry death," Great-uncle Bo intoned in his croaking- bullfrog voice.
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 ...
With a nod of his head, Haoyou pointed out the first mate, who was in deep conversation with the head of the family, Great-uncle Bo. There was no mistaking those buck teeth, the long necklace of mummified animal parts, the tattooed pig ...
He had to tolerate fat Great-uncle Bo's supercilious glances at his tattoos, his bare arms, his caulk-stained feet. But it was worth it. When Di Chou raised the subject of a marriage, he could almost hear Bo's brain clinking like an ...
"Mipeng is your Great-uncle Bo's sister-in- law's niece," said his mother. "She has kindly agreed to speak to the spirits on our behalf and ask — " Her voice broke. Qing'an was not yet used to thinking of her beloved husband as an ...
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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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