THE KITE RIDER
Geraldine McCaughrean, . . HarperTrophy, $6.99 (307pp) ISBN 978-0-06-441091-5
Set in 13th-century China, this novel begins with a 12-year-old boy who witnesses his father's death, then follows him on a journey that takes him to Kublai Khan's court. "With her exuberant, nonstop plotting and supremely colorful setting, the author grabs hold of readers' imaginations and doesn't let go,"
Reviewed on: 11/24/2003