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The kite rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Kublai Khan; Kublai Khan
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine McCaughrean
ISBN: 9780192755285 0192755285
OCLC Number: 1019848504
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 212 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Geraldine McCaughrean.

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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.

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It snatches you up from the first chapter . . . beautiful and compulsive * The Sunday Times * gripping stuff * Ian Hislop, The Sunday Telegraph * a marvellous soaring story that gives you a glimpse Read more...

 
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