The Kite Rider
Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
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This is an absolutely marvellous soaring adventure that gives you a glimpse, and a memorable one at that, of another world. The story is completely original, like nothing you will have read before and utterly compulsive. The words are rich and evocative of time and place without a word out of place.
The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean
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? It could be that the circus master is leading him into even greater danger. This outstanding story is like nothing else you've ever read - packed with action, adventure and emotion.
'It snatches you up from the first chapter . . . beautiful and compulsive' The Sunday Times
'a marvellous soaring story that gives you a glimpse into another world' The Guardian
About the Author
More books by Geraldine McCaughrean
Oxford University Press
4th October 2007
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