Book: The Kite Rider

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The Kite Rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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.

The amazing story of Haoyou, strapped to a kite and sent to fly among the clouds and the spirits of the dead. This is a book unlike anything else you have ever read, full of the sights, sounds and smells of Ancient China, with an epic, adventurous, incredibly moving story.

This outstanding story is like nothing else you've ever read - packed with action, adventure and emotion.

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