King for a Day
Author: Rukhsana Khan
For KS1/KS2
Price 13.99 hardback
Book(s) at 13.99 hardback
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King for a Day This exciting picture book about the Spring Festival of Basant is set amongst the rooftops of the Pakistani city of Lahore, where a small boy uses all his skills and ingenuity to make his home-made kite rule the air in fierce battles with the kites of a neighbourhood bully. That Malik is a wheelchair user underlines his plucky spirit in taking on a 'Goliath' of an adversary. The attractive illustrations combine collage and line-drawings to capture the deft manoeuvres and thrill of aerial combat. An afterword gives more information about this popular festival and explains how the kite contests in the skies above the city would lift the spirits of participants and observers.