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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    Wonderful book, good look into chinese culture

    i read this book for my history class and it was surprisingly better than i expected! it was very colorful, it painted a very good picture. it was definitly better than i expected! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    Haoyou goes beyond the blue

    Whenever I have free time, I like to pick up a book that has a long journey which takes place in a mystical or historical land. The Kite Rider takes place in ancient China and the descriptions of the time make me feel like I am there. Geraldine McCaughrean¿s characters also reflect how life was in ancient China. The Kite Rider is a timeless adventure about revenge, trust, beating and obedience to your elderly. Have you ever seen a kite as big as your dinner table? In the book, The Kite Rider, a young Chinese boy, Haoyou, is destined to ride a kite. His journey begins with the death of his father, Gou Pei. Gou Pei was forced to be the Wind Tester for the ship voyage and died of fright. The Wind Tester determines if the trip is going to be lucky or not. Haoyou thinks that it was his father¿s first mate¿s fault, Di Chou and to get revenge, Haoyou and his cousin have a plan to get back at Di Chou on the eve of his wedding. WARNING ¿ The Kite Rider does go a little slow at the beginning but it is worth the wait. This novel is perfect for anyone that wants to enjoy a pleasurable book about a boy¿s destiny in ancient China. I would highly recommend this book and if you like The Kite Rider, then I would also recommend the other books that Geraldine McCaughrean has written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2007

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    Whenever I have free time, I like to pick up a book that has a long journey which takes place in a mystical or historical land. The Kite Rider takes place in ancient China and the descriptions of the time make me feel like I am there. Geraldine McCaughrean¿s characters also reflect how life was in ancient China. The Kite Rider is a timeless adventure about revenge, trust, beating and obedience to your elderly. Have you ever seen a kite as big as your dinner table? In the book, The Kite Rider, a young Chinese boy, Haoyou, is destined to ride a kite. His journey begins with the death of his father, Gou Pei. Gou Pei was forced to be the Wind Tester for the ship voyage and died of fright. The Wind Tester determines if the trip is going to be lucky or not. Haoyou thinks that it was his father¿s first mate¿s fault, Di Chou and to get revenge, Haoyou and his cousin have a plan to get back at Di Chou on the eve of his wedding. WARNING ¿ The Kite Rider does go a little slow at the beginning but it is worth the wait. This novel is perfect for anyone that wants to enjoy a pleasurable book about a boy¿s destiny in ancient China. I would highly recommend this book and if you like The Kite Rider, then I would also recommend the other books that Geraldine McCaughrean has written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    Awesome!

    So this is what happened, every summer we get a summer reading list and a book we HAVE to read...just so happens the HAVE TO book is this one!omg after the first few pages i rolled my eyes and thought that it was going to be so boring- a book about china,a stupid boy,and kites! but once i got into it it was awesome! i was amazed! it was fabulous! but truthfully i hated the begining and ending they were the worst but seriously you should give this book a chance it is pretty good!

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