King For A Day

King For A Day Book Cover Malik, a boy in a wheelchair, does batter with other kites in the Basant festival from his rooftop in Lahore, Pakistan.  With Falcon, his specially built-for-speed kite, he captures many kites including two flown by the bully next door.  His good natured spirit shines through when the bully takes a young girl’s kite and Malik, as king for the day, helps the girl. Cut paper, yarn, Pakistani fabric, ribbon and pencil sketch collage illustrations from varying perspectives provide a kite’s eye view of the festival.  A pronunciation guide and an afterword about the celebration of Basant are included in the book, and a teacher’s guide is available on the author’s website. mjw
Title: King For A Day
Author: Rukhsana Khan
Illustrator
: Christiane Kromer
Publisher
: Lee and Low Books, Inc.
Copyright
: 2013
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-60060-659-5
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 6-10
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: Lahore, Pakistan
Author’s ethnicity
: Pakistani
Author’s residence
: Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: German
Illustrator’s residence
: United States
Awards: 2015 South Asia Book Award – Highly Recommended
Subjects
: Asia, Basant festival, Bullying, Friendship, Kites, Pakistan, People with disabilities, Southern Asia, Wheelchairs

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