King for a Day

By KHAN, Rukhsana

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ISBN
9781600606595
Publisher
Lee & Low


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2013  |  Preschool to Grades 4

PreS-Gr 2—Spring has arrived in Lahore, Pakistan, and the celebration of Basant ushers it in with an annual kite-flying contest. Young Malik plans to win the self-proclaimed title of "king of Basant" by capturing and/or setting free more kites than anyone else. He puts all his faith in his small handmade kite, Falcon, and enters the competition. Th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

Action-filled collages of traditional fabrics, textured paper, yarn, and more display intricate sky- and cityscapes of Lahore, Pa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

An exuberant celebration of the Pakistani spring festival of Basant and its tradition of rooftop competitive kite flying. Christiane Kromer’s collage illustrations capture the holiday’s energy. In one spread, for example, a silhouette of the city’s skyline wraps around the pages like stadium seating at a sports arena; colorful kit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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