The Resource The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini

The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini

Label
The kite runner
Title
The kite runner
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Hosseini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption
Member of
Summary
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
072328
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosseini, Khaled
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Betrayal
  • Boys
  • Literary prize winners
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780747594888
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781594481772
Label
The kite runner, Khaled Hosseini
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780747594888
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781594481772

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