The Kite Rider

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - 212 頁
Up and up the wind drew him. Haoyou could hear the fibres of the rope creaking. Perhaps his kite would burst apart. Perhaps there would be no air to breathe at the top of the sky. They called him Gou Tian, Sky Hook, the boy who flies. No one had ever seen anything like it. Crowds flocked to the Jade Circus to see the Bird Boy, the Sun Swallow, Ride-the-Evening-Cloud. But it's not just being strapped to a kite and sent up into the sky that is dangerous for Haoyou. Beyond the horizon, an army is travelling east towards the circus, the army of Khublai Khan. If the show isn't good enough, the Khan will cut his head off.

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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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