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Synopsis: Banished from his homeland for cowardice, Karl uses his kitewing glider to fly across the "endless" desert where he faces unkind odds against surviving, and ultimately reaches a new land which contains perils of its own.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8 Banished from his homeland, Karl takes his kitewing hang glider to fly across the seemingly endless desert which borders Karanga. Haunted by the failure that branded him a coward, he doggedly makes his way across the desert to a new life in the mountain village of Eftah. There he learns the life of a shepherd. Unfortunately the conquering Hrithdon leaders have heard of the wonderful kitewing and decide to start a flying battalion with Karl as trainer. He and his new friend Rika, whom he has taught to fly, escape but must return to rescue the village headman who has been kidnapped in retaliation. The Hrithdon plan to conquer Karanga is revealed, and Karl decides to return to warn his people, even though his return means certain death. Karl's banishment is commuted on the condition that he lead the group sent to fight the enemy. Through his bravery and ingenuity, the Hrithdon are defeated, and the people of Eftah and Karanga are promised freedom. This is not really thought-provoking fantasy, but with its fierce battles and soaring flights, it is an exciting fantasy adventure that will appeal to young readers. Also, Karl's personal battle with cowardice is well handled. Good, solid fare which might foster a taste for the epic adventures of high fantasy or science fiction. Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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Title: Kiteman of Karanga
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description Random House Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G039486347XI5N00
Book Description Random House Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G039486347XI3N00
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. DJ scuffed at edges and a one small tear. Bookseller Inventory # 000598
Book Description Knopf. Book Condition: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # WAL-B-1e-000492
Book Description Knopf, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition, First Printing. The spine ends of the book are bumped and a hint of wear on the corner tips. The jacket is rubbed and wrinkled, with quite a bit of edgwear and corner wear. Gift inscription on the fep. Author signed and inscribed on the title page; "Best wishes to Daniel, Alfred "Sandy" Reynolds, Bar Harbor Airport, Dec 15, 1994" Book is otherwise clean and unmarked.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 4253
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Karanga disgraces his people when his hunting stick is broken by the pterodactyl he is hunting and he flees for safety. He must choose death or banishment the following day, and he chooses the latter, flying away from his homeland on a kite glider across a seemingly endless desert where he finds a new tribe that takes him in. First edition, first printing. Inscribed "Best wishes to Jonathan Jones and many happy hours flying with your aunt Joanne!" and signed by the author on the title page. Book is near fine. Jacket is very good with just some slight tearing near the edges. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2014
Book Description Knopf, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG039486347X
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