The Kite Rider

Here’s what we call wow-factor. A boy so brave he flies into the clouds on a kite to listen to the spirits of the dead. Forget surfing. Haoyou is the Kite Rider – a boy with a job like no other. Strapped to a kite and sent into the heavens, to carry messages back to Earth from there. But a stunt like that is bound to turn heads (just like this book.) Haoyou is soon winning not just admirers but deadly enemies. The Jade Circus offers him a way to see the world, and even perform before the great Kublai Khan himself. But is the circus master leading Haoyou into terrible danger? Ghosts and family, prophecy and fate; all the exotic sights, smells and sounds of Ancient China. A tale unlike any you have ever read, to set your imagination soaring.

“A masterpiece of storytelling.” The Times

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    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Geraldine is the award-winning author of over 100 books for both children and adults including Peter Pan in Scarlet and The White Darkness.

    Awards

    Geraldine has won many awards, most notably the Whitbread Award three times for A Little Lower Than the Angels, Gold Dust and Not the End of the World, and the Smarties Award four times for Kite Rider, Plundering Paradise, Smile and Stop the Train!

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