Kite Rider

Kite Rider

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.

Used by permission of Harper Collins
Haoyao has watched his father plunge to his death as the Kite Rider and now he is growing up quickly as he needs to protect his mother from ambitious suitors and take care of himself in a world of greed and betrayal. Ages 10-14 320 pages

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