Title Profile & Character Information

The Kite Rider

Annotation
A soaring story that will sweep listeners from the docks of China to the court of Kublai Khan as young Haoyou learns to ride the winds strapped to a great scarlet kite in the traveling circus of the Great Miao.But other winds swirl about Haoyou, winds of revenge and deceit and greed. And no matter how high he flies, there is always greedy Uncle Bo, holding him like an anchor, waiting to drag him down.A breathtaking historical novel from two time Whitbread Prize winner Geraldine McCaughrean.


Characters
NameHaoyou
GenderMale
OccupationCircus performer
TraitFatherless

NameMipeng
GenderFemale

NameKublai Khan
GenderMale
OccupationRuler
TraitMongolian

GenreAdventure
Coming of age
Domestic
Fiction
Historical
TopicsFamily relationships
Boys
Death of a parent
Circus life
Journeys
Self-sacrifice
Personal growth
SettingChina