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King for a Day / by Rukhsana Khan ; illustrations by Christiane Kromer.

By: Khan, Rukhsana, 1962- [author.].
Contributor(s): Kromer, Christiane [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781600606595; 1600606598; 9781643790565; 1643790560.Subject(s): Basant Festival -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Kites -- Juvenile fiction | Wheelchairs -- Juvenile fiction | People with disabilities -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Basant Festival | Bullying | Kites | People with disabilities | Wheelchairs | Pakistan -- Juvenile fiction | PakistanGenre/Form: Picture books. | Children's stories. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books.DDC classification: [E] | 813.6 LOC classification: PZ7.K52654 | Ki 2014Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: "Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival"--Provided by publisher.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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K4535ki (Browse shelf) Available 0000002248557

"Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival"--Provided by publisher.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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School Library Journal Review

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. Thus ensues the story of how Malik, who, incidentally, is in a wheelchair, sits on his balcony and, with assistance from his sister and brother, wins the coveted designation and defeats the bully next door. Mixed-media collage illustrations consist of an intriguing combination of cut paper, floss, yarn, cloth, and pencil sketches. Varying perspectives include ground level, balcony level, and kite's-eye views of the action. The breezy conditions are evident in the soaring kites, billowing curtains, and Malik's sister's clothing. An author's note gives a historical view of the spring festival and its traditions in the ancient city.-Maryann H. Owen, Children's Literature Specialist, Mt. Pleasant, WI (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p>Rukhsana Khan is the author of several award-winning books including The Roses in My Carpet and Bedtime Ba-a-a-lk. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, she and her family immigrated to Canada when she was three. She lives with her husband and family in Toronto.<br> Christiane Kromer specializes in illustrated books for children that feature different cultures and ethnicities from around the world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.<br></p>

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