The Kite Rider

Think riding a surfboard is daring? Haoyou is the Kite Rider: strapped to a kite and sent into the heavens, to bring back messages from the dead. Well – a stunt like that is bound to turn heads. Soon this brave kid is winning both admirers and deadly enemies. When he’s hired by the Jade Circus, it’s a chance for Haoyou to see the world. He’ll even perform before the great Kublai Khan himself. But is the circus master leading Haoyou into deadly danger? Prophecy and fate. Ghosts and family. All the exotic sights and sounds of Ancient China. A bold classic unlike any book you’ve ever read, to set your imagination soaring.

  • A Blue Peter Award winner by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Geraldine has won the coveted Carnegie Medal twice
  • Her latest winner was Where the World Ends in 2018
  • She is the only author to win a Costa prize three times

“A masterpiece of storytelling.” The Times

“It snatches you up from the first chapter … beautiful and compulsive.” Sunday 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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