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The Resource The happiness of Kati, Jane Vejjajiva ; [translated by Jane Vejjajiva and Prudence Borthwick]

The happiness of Kati, Jane Vejjajiva ; [translated by Jane Vejjajiva and Prudence Borthwick]

Label
The happiness of Kati
Title
The happiness of Kati
Statement of responsibility
Jane Vejjajiva ; [translated by Jane Vejjajiva and Prudence Borthwick]
Creator
Contributor
90bGLtXiJ1c
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the impending death of her mother, Kati, a young Thai girl, completes the puzzle of her past and discovers the reason that her mother gave her up as a baby. Nine-year-old Kati has always lived with her grandparents in the house by the river. Every day she goes to school, brings offerings to the monks, and plays with Tong, the abbot's nephew. She is happy enough, but something -- someone -- is missing. Kati has not seen her mother for nearly five years, and no one will tell her where she is, until the day she receives some shocking news from Grandmother: Her mother is very ill with Lou Gehrig's disease and has suffered from it for many years. Would Kati like to go see her? And so Kati travels to the house by the sea to spend the last weeks of her mother's life with her. There she learns the reason why her mother gave her up and also finds that she has a decision...to meet the father she's never known. A singular story of love, hope, and renewal, set against the lushly exotic background of Thailand, The Happiness of Kati is a profoundly touching novel that reminds us of how very brave, and very wise, children can be
Summary
With the impending death of her mother, Kati, a young Thai girl, completes the puzzle of her past and discovers the reason that her mother gave her up as a baby
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2007.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149177
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 9-12
  • 1020
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.V48725
LC item number
Hap 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The happiness of Kati, Jane Vejjajiva ; [translated by Jane Vejjajiva and Prudence Borthwick]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Thai in 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20976400
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781416917885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005024210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781416917885
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61881001
  • (Sirsi) AAU-9522
Label
The happiness of Kati, Jane Vejjajiva ; [translated by Jane Vejjajiva and Prudence Borthwick]
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in Thai in 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20976400
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781416917885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005024210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781416917885
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61881001
  • (Sirsi) AAU-9522

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