Trilingual treat, in book form and DVD

Keerthihan’s Kite is a new trilingual children’s book, the story of a small boy and his kite. The text appears in English, Tamil and Sinhala on every page, and is brought alive by beautiful hand-painted illustrations by Anura Srinath. The book is accompanied by a DVD of the story read in all three languages, with animated images of the pictures from the book.

Keerthihan’s Kite is written for small children. But the simple colloquial language and the trilingual text mean that it can also be used as a tool for learning a second or third language as well – for adults and children alike. For anyone who is not familiar with the Sinhala or Tamil script, phonetic transcriptions of the Sinhala and Tamil versions of the story appear at the back of the book.

The book was written by Sandi Titus, illustrated by Anura Srinath, designed by Nelun Harasgama, and printed by Gunaratne Offset Ltd. The text was translated into Sinhala by Thilini Ranasinghe and into Tamil by Niruba Pushparaj. Michael Meyler wrote the Foreword and the phonetic transcriptions of the Tamil and Sinhala versions. The DVD was produced by Niruba Pushparaj together with Lasitha Madushanka from Mindfire.

Keerthihan’s Kite is available at Barefoot, Paradise Road, Odel, Gandhara and Makeen Bookshop, priced at Rs. 1500 including DVD. It is also available online from the Perera Hussein website . Further information and sample pages from the book can be found on the website

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