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THE KITE RIDER : A NOVEL
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 5-8, RL 6.2
cannot be happening. Gou Haoyou watches as his father's body sails
further into the clouds. He is a victim of a jealous rival.
Di Chou has been jealous of Gou Pei for a long time. Now he finds
a way to get rid of him. Gou Pei is chosen to ride the ship's hatch
into the sky like a giant kite. The flight of the hatch will determine
the destiny of the ship. Gou Pei does not survive the ride into the
sky. Now Gou Haoyou is without a father and the family must rely
on Great Uncle Bo. Bo who is only interested in himself -- not in
what is good for his family. To escape the evil uncle, Haoyou comes
up with a plan to become a kite maker and support his mother and sister
on the money he will make. But Di Chou has other plans. He
is determined to marry Haoyou's mother. Join Haoyou as he finds himself
joining a traveling circus and meeting the great Kublai Khan himself.
Can Haoyou survive the very thing that killed his father?
China -- History -- Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368 -- Fiction.
Kites -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Mongols -- Fiction.
Circus -- Fiction.
Kublai Khan, 1216-1294 -- Fiction.
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