The Kite Rider

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? Could the circus master be leading him into even greater danger?
This outstanding story by multi-award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean, is being published in this beautiful edition for a new generation of readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 19mm | 209g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192769596
  • 9780192769596
  • 96,118

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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. * Guardian * Gripping stuff. * Ian Hislop, Sunday Telegraph * It snatches you up from the first chapter . . . beautiful and compulsive. * Sunday Times *
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About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the youngest daughter of a fireman and a teacher. She trained as a teacher, worked for ten years in publishing, and in 1988 became a full-time writer. Since then Geraldine has written over 130 books and plays for both adults and children and has won every major children's book prize.
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2 12% (157)
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