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The Kite Rider A Novel (Paperback)

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The Kite Rider McCaughrean, Geraldine 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064410919
ISBN-13: 9780064410915
Sku: 33795194
Publish Date: 10/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 0.5T
Pages:  307
Age Range:  14 to College
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After his father dies and his family is thrown into poverty, Haoyou is offered a position as a kite rider by the Great Miao, yet despite the opportunity he is given, Haoyous family wonders if this is the best thing for him as they fear that the Great Miao may be planning to use him in some dangerous plot. Reprint. *Author: McCaughrean, Geraldine *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2003/10/01 *Number of Pages: 320 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75
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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.


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[T]he solid, old-fashioned melodrama is exquisitely embroidered with exotica, and Haoyou's aerial skills are positively riveting. Adventure fans are in for a breathtaking ride." - Elizabeth Bush July/August 2002

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