The Happiness of Kati by Jane Vejjajiva

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Every morning Kati is woken by the clatter of Grandma's spatula and pan and every night she goes to bed wishing for her mother. Like the canal that flows past her door, Kati's life has a gentle rhythm. But beneath the peaceful surface runs an undercurrent of mystery. Why has Mother stayed away for so long and where is the father Kati has never known? These questions take Kati on an unforgettable journey from the old fashioned house on the canal to a bungalow by the sea and an apartment in the big city.

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Published May 1, 2006 by Allen & Unwin Children's Books. 120 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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A first novel, translated from Thai by its author, beautifully evokes the rich and flower-filled landscape of Thailand, while it explores the deepest of themes: love, loss, family and death.

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Readers learn about the daily rhythms of the small town on the water where Kati lives with her grandparents, their elaborate preparations for meals and for collecting water, trips to the Buddhist shrine and Kati's schoolday, as well as exotic flowers and fauna.

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