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The Kite Rider

The Kite Rider

Geraldine McCaughrean's outstanding book The Kite Rider won The Blue Peter Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Award, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when it was published eighteen years ago. With a stunning new cover by the talented illustrator, Melissa Castrillon, this ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192769596
Barcode 9780192769596
Published 7 February 2019 by Oxford University Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By McCaughrean, Geraldine
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ISBN-13 9780192769596
ISBN-10 0192769596
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McCaughrean, Geraldine
Category Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 209g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress China - Juvenile fiction - History - Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 964601

Description of this Book

Haoyou knows that his father's spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother from being forced into a new marriage he must now follow in his father's footsteps and take to the skies, riding a kite through the clouds and the spirits of the dead. Then the Jade Circus offers him a chance to escape his enemies and travel throughout the empire, and maybe even perform before Kublai Khan himself. But is going with the circus really the best option? Could the circus master be leading him into even greater danger? This outstanding story by multi-award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean, is being published in this beautiful edition for a new generation of readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Packed with action and intrigue, this is an exhilarating new novel from an author who never disappoints. * Times Educational Supplement * A masterpiece of storytelling. * The Times * A marvellous soaring story that gives you a glimpse into another world. * Guardian * Gripping stuff. * Ian Hislop, Sunday Telegraph * It snatches you up from the first chapter . . . beautiful and compulsive. * Sunday Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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