Red Kite, Blue Kite

Red Kite, Blue Kite

by Ji-Li JiangGreg Ruth and Ruth Greg

Hardback Publication Date: 22/01/2013

 
When Tai Shan and his father, Baba, fly kites from their roof and look down at the crowded city streets below, they feel free, like the kites. Baba loves telling Tai Shan stories while the kites--one red, and one blue--rise, dip, and soar together. Then, a bad time comes. People wearing red armbands shut down the schools, smash store signs, and search houses. Baba is sent away, and Tai Shan goes to live with Granny Wang. Though father and son are far apart, they have a secret way of staying close. Every day they greet each other by flying their kites-one red, and one blue-until Baba can be free again, like the kites. Inspired by the dark time of the Cultural Revolution in China, this is a soaring tale of hope that will resonate with anyone who has ever had to love from a distance.
ISBN:
9781423127536
9781423127536
Category:
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
22-01-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Disney - (Hyperion)
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
257x262x8mm
Weight:
0.41kg
Greg Ruth

Greg Ruth is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Lost Boy, and illustrator for Freaks of the Heartland and Conan comics, among others.

He lives in Western Massachusetts.

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