Kite Rider

Kite Rider

by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064410915
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 237,079
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 12 Years

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan, and the critically acclaimed The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.

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Kite Rider 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marshmallow_Fluff More than 1 year ago
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! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great. It was really interesting and kept you hooked on the story right until the last page. I couldn't put it down, my mom got mad at me for not doing my homework, so read this on a weekday. It was kind of sad to, but descriptive. I was so facinated when he first rode the kite. Now, why can't you do that at home?!