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.
This outstanding story is like nothing else you've ever read - packed with action, adventure and emotion.
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Set in 13th-century China, this is the gripping, adventurous, compulsive story of Haoyou, a boy who makes his way in the world by flying into the air, strapped to a huge kite. The story is full of both incredible adventure and personal drama, and has been received with universal acclaim.Review:
It snatches you up from the first chapter . . . beautiful and compulsive ( The Sunday Times)
gripping stuff ( Ian Hislop, The Sunday Telegraph)
a marvellous soaring story that gives you a glimpse into another world ( The Guardian)
A masterpiece of storytelling ( The Times)
Packed with action and intrigue, this is an exhilarating new novel from an author who never disappoints. ( Times Educational Supplement)
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Book Description HarperTeen. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0066238757. Bookseller Inventory # Z0066238757ZN
Book Description HarperTeen, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0066238757
Book Description HarperTeen, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110066238757