The idea of making things fly has an appeal for most young people irrespective of gender or where born. The precision that goes into making paper aeroplanes, watching youngsters hold a banana leaf behind them running across a field, and tying sticks to pieces of paper or plastic in the hope that once a strand of string is added the wind will pull it up into the air are situations we’ve either witnessed or been part of. And have you ever known an adult male not to get involved when a little person is struggling to get their kite (or paper aeroplane) airborne? Here’s a little background on ‘big boy’ kites.
We tracked down some books for big and little people dealing with kites. But before we look at those, you might want to read up about kites in general.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite by Somerset Maugham has an interesting back story.
Rhys and his friend Giddy try flying kites in The Sometimes Society.
And one should not forget the bird, kite. Sue Hampton mentions a red kite in her short story ‘The Golden Baby’ in Woken.
Thanks Pablo for the image