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The Kitesurfing Kid
The Kitesurfing Kid Goes to New Zealand
By Adrian Straight, Natalie Schutt
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This is a tale about journey and adventure, so listen closely, and we will go venture. There once was a boy who flew a big kite. He would ride on a board all day and all night. He wandered and flew wherever the wind blew, sailing across the ocean blue.
When he was a baby, he'd discovered the wind, as he tried to walk with a big grin. He would fall and laugh with each big puff, never seeming to get enough. Before he could run, a kite was in hand, sailing his flag all over the sand.
As hyper as a bee and turning three, he hopped on a board and started bending his knees. Making monumental decisions at the age of five, he said, "I need to see the world to feel alive."
The time of year was good but not quite perfect, so he waited for the weather and prepared to take flight. He sailed to the west and started his journey through the waves and the wind forever yearning. After days of kiting, he finally found land, gliding in from the northeast, right up to the sand.
There were volcanic rocks jutting out from the deep, with all sorts of birds perched high on their peak. Snow-capped mountains lined the east, with peaks ever so steep. All sorts of birds were ready to swoop; the falcons above drew a big loop.
Falling and diving as fast as it could, it goes for a Kawekaweau that hid under some wood with great-big claws and a powerful beak; the Kawekaweau scrambled for a small creek. It dove into a burrow buried under some grass, just as the falcon was making a pass. The falcon knew he was not coming out, so he went on looking and flying about.
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