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by | Read by Vikas Adam

Children Ages 8+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Vikas Adam uses a strong but easily understood East Indian accent to welcome listeners into Raj's happy Hindu family. Oblivious to what India's 1947 independence might mean, Raj seeks only to win his father's approval and help his Muslim friend, Iqbal, succeed in the annual kite festival. Adam's narration makes clear Raj's emotive nature, and his distinctive portrayals capture connections with Raj's wise grandfather, cheery sister, and others. After India's Partition, Adam's performance heralds the tension of conflicts to come. Adam balances ugly confrontations, flight to a Bombay refugee camp, and other frightening situations with the lyricism of this novel in verse. Vivid details on food, as well as East Indian phrases, all defined in a glossary on a downloadable pdf, add authenticity to the story. S.W. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780063284500 $27.99

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