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The Kite Rider

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

The Kite Rider Synopsis

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.

The Kite Rider Press Reviews

Packed with action and intrigue, this is an exhilarating new novel from an author who never disappoints. * Times Educational Supplement * A masterpiece of storytelling * The Times * a marvellous soaring story that gives you a glimpse into another world * The Guardian * gripping stuff * Ian Hislop, The Sunday Telegraph * It snatches you up from the first chapter . . . beautiful and compulsive * The Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192755285
Publication date: 4th October 2007
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Her novels include The Kite Rider, Not the End of the World, The White Darkness, Stop the Train, Gold Dust, Plundering Paradise, The Stones are Hatching, A Little Lower Than the Angels, and A Pack of Lies.

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