A Kite Called Korika/Korika Yemba Gaalipata 1

A Kite Called Korika/Korika Yemba Gaalipata

Sharada Kolluru

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9789350462034

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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.