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A Kite Called Korika (English)

Author : Sharada Kolluru
Illustrator : K P Muraleedharan

The monsoon has failed in Yellaiah's village. One day, Yella finds a kite. It is a wish-fulfilling kite, says Rajamma the fruit-seller. What will Yella wish for? A story of children's dreams and fears with pictures that evoke a rural landscape.

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Age 6+
Specifications 24 pages; 11" x8.25"; full colour; soft cover

This story is set in a village in Andhra Pradesh. The monsoon has failed in Yellaiah's village and everything is dry and dusty. One day, he is sitting under a gnarled old peepal tree with an old woman called Rajamma who sells overripe fruits when he looks up at the sky and sees something black like a dot there. He keeps looking and finds it is a kite that's descending downward and it falls right beside him. Excitedly he picks it up. Rajamma looks at the patterns on the kite and tells him it is a wish-fulfilling kite. So Yellaiah calls it Korika, which, in Telugu, means that which is wish fulfilling. Soon, all his friends are making wishes – for bangles, a school bag, a full meal... This moving story about dreams and fears is matched by tender pictures that explore the innocence and vulnerability of children.

A touching story of brotherly love and hope

Set in a small village in Andhra Pradesh, a place that has been brought to life by the author with her evocative words, and the iillustrator, with his deft brush strokes. We see lush green paddy fields, the fruit vendor selling the local produce, the tall peepal tree and almost hear the tinkling of the bell around the old, abandoned cow's neck go tangu, tingu, tangu. Not only that, we also experience the sorrows of the villagers when the monsoon fails and drought conditions prevail. Youngindiabooks.com

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A Kite Called Korika (English)

A Kite Called Korika (English)

The monsoon has failed in Yellaiah's village. One day, Yella finds a kite. It is a wish-fulfilling kite, says Rajamma the fruit-seller. What will Yella wish for? A story of children's dreams and fears with pictures that evoke a rural landscape.

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