The Kite Rider

Oxford University Press, 2006
Each The Kite Rider Class Pack contains 15 copies of the Rollercoasters edition of The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean and 15 The Kite Rider Reading Guides to support the student in their study of the novel.The amazing story of Haoyou, strapped to a kite and sent to fly among the clouds and the spirits of the dead. This highly acclaimed novel is full of the sights, sounds and smells of Ancient China, with an epic, adventurous, incredibly moving story.Themes: family, responsibility, coming of age, friendship, cultural differencesTeaching Focus:* Strong Characterization lends itself to drama activities* Rich language and vocabulary, ideal for sentence level work* Bias and opinion feature in alternating narratives* Cross-curricular links to History and Religious StudiesRecommended for students in Years 7 and 8The Rollercoasters series is a set of imaginative and exciting books that your students will not want to put down. All books are supported by extensive teacher resources online, in print and on CD-ROM, and contain themes that will appeal to girls, boys and mixed ability classes. Each book is alsoaccompanied by Reading Guides to provide essential background material for students on the novel of the same title, and include a letter to the student from the author of the novel, thematic activities, wider reading references and short reviews.

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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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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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關於作者 (2006)

Geraldine has written over 130 books and plays for both adults and children and has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, Smarties Bronze UK Readers' Association Award, and wrote the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2000. Not the Endof the World, won the 2004 Whitbread Children's Book Award, and The White Darkness was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Geraldine is currently taking the world by storm with Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequal to the classic Peter Pan.