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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Big as a cat and with sulfurous yellow eyes, it struck Haoyou in the face with its great molting gray wings as it snatched the cake out of his hand and flew back to perch on the roof. And all of a sudden the guests were leaving.
Then the tray fell from his hands with a crash, and he stood staring at the shards of pottery, the spreading puddle of tea. He had been trying so hard to bury his dream under everyday routine that the everyday routine had undone him.
His hand closed automatically now over Wu the Dog. But Haoyou did not think even Wu would be able to make things right this time. "... and after that, I shall send for the medium,'' his mother was saying. "Pardon?
First he had to lay hands on the lovely woman with the heart-shaped face and the hank of glistening hair. With her husband gone, Qing'an had nothing: no means of support but for a handful of distant, carping, unsuccessful relations.
All eyes turned in amazement on Haoyous mother, and she covered her face with one hand and lowered her head; her eyes were stretched wide with horror. "Mother?" said Haoyou. "Who?" The aunties yapped at him for speaking before he was ...
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