The Kite Rider

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Children's stories - 212 pages
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Up and up the wind drew him. Haoyou looked about him and saw the wholeworld 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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i loved this book althought i struggled with it a bit..i mainly like the last bit...it finish happily...

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Contents

Testing the Winds
1
Troubled Spirits
9
A Proposal
16
The KiteMaker
23
Wedding
36
Tasting the Wind
47
The Great Miao
55
Qiqi
66
AboutFace
122
The Mighty Khan
130
Miaos Journey
138
Fall From Grace
148
Loyalty and Betrayal
157
The Carpet
169
Weapon of War
176
Halflight
186

Translation for Beginners
74
The Paddy
89
A Patch of Dark
99
Duty
110
Fingers
197
Family
204
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Geraldine McCaughrean is considered an exceptional writer of our time. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

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