The Kite Rider
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The Kite Rider

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 160g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0192755285
  • 9780192755285
  • 80,488

Review quote

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 *show more

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1,147 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 18% (210)
4 35% (398)
3 30% (344)
2 12% (140)
1 5% (55)
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