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The Kite Rider

The Kite Rider (Paperback)

By McCaughrean, Geraldine

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Geraldine McCaughrean--two-time Carnegie Medalist for Where the World Ends and Pack of Lies--delivers a dazzling story of adventure, betrayal, family, and sacrifice set in the dramatic, dangerous world of thirteenth-century China. A genuine page-turner, raved ALA Booklist in a st...arred review! The Great Miao, master of the Jade Circus, offers twelve-year-old Haoyou the amazing chance to change his life--to escape from his family's poverty and the pain of his father's recent death--by becoming a kite rider! Strapped onto a beautiful scarlet-and-gold kite, Haoyou is sent into the sky to soar perilously among the clouds and entertain awestruck crowds below. Traveling the Empire with the circus, Haoyou earns freedom, money, and unexpected fame as he skillfully performs for local villagers who believe he can bring back messages from lost loved ones whose spirits haunt the sky. The Great Miao even plans for the boy to perform before the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan himself! But what if the Miao isn't all that he seems? And can Haoyou really leave behind all the duties that bind him to the ground--his family and especially his widowed mother--for good?
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ISBN 9780064410915
Released NZ 23 Sep 2003
Publisher Harperteen
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780064410915
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Harperteen
Imprint Harperteen
Released 23 Sep 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McCaughrean, Geraldine
Category Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 307
Dimensions Width: 107mm
Height: 170mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 159g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Circus, Family, Family life, Kites, Families
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile