14 January 2009

The Happiness of Kati

'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.'

The Happiness of Kati by Jane Vejjajiva (translated by Prudence Borthwick) is a beautiful gentle sad-but-happy book. It was a HUGE bestseller in Thailand and now it's a movie. How exciting!

Here are some cover images from around the world (I don't know about you, but we always find the differences from country to country fascinating!)

Our edition

Original Thai




Misrule said...

I loved this book and the film looks lovely--true to both the story and the spirit of the book. Let's hope it gets screened here somewhere, somehow!

Penni Russon said...

I loved this book too.

Love the Aus cover and the Thai cover. German cover is a bit non. Loathe the American cover, it's got worthy multicultural text for school use only stamped all over it, and it was such a lovely delicate tale, not at all worthy.