How long is Homeless Bird?

How long is Homeless Bird?

Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird
ISBN: 9780061975820, Related ISBNs: 0061975826, 9780061975820, 9780064408196
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: Children/juvenile

Who is KOLY in Homeless Bird?

Koly is the protagonist and narrator of Homeless Bird. She’s thirteen years old. She’s the bird that the title refers to — she’s left homeless when her husband by arranged marriage dies.

Are homeless birds non fiction?

Homeless Bird is a 2000 young adult novel by American author Gloria Whelan about a 13-year-old widow in India. This book won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2000.

Who published Homeless Bird?

HarperCollins Publishers
Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064408196
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2001
Edition description: 1ST HARPER
Pages: 192

Who are the characters in Homeless Bird?

Homeless Bird Characters

  • Koly. When we first meet Koly she’s thirteen years old and, like so many people her age, has her whole…
  • Mrs. Mehta (a.k.a. Sass)
  • Raji. Koly’s knight in shining armor (not that she needs one) is a workhorse.
  • Chandra Mehta.
  • Mr.
  • Tanu.
  • Baap and Maa.
  • Hari Mehta.

What is the theme of Homeless Bird?

The main theme of this novel is tradition. One of the strongest themes in Homeless bird is tradition because it influences many decisions in koly’s life. The tradition in the novel involves culture, prejudice and religious beliefs. As soon as Koly becomes a teenager she loses control of her life.

Who does KOLY marry?

Set in contemporary India, the story centres on thirteen-year-old Koly, married off to Hari, a man her family choose for her. Unknown to her, Hari is deathly ill with tuberculosis, and the dowry provided by Koly’s family funds a trip for him to visit the holy river Ganges in search of a cure in its waters.

How does KOLY feel about Chandra’s marriage?

Koly is shocked to hear this—that money belongs to her. When she asks Chandra about it, her sis is surprised, too; she had no idea. Chandra worries that without that money, she won’t have a husband. Even though it’s not Chandra’s fault, Koly is still mad.

How does Homeless Bird end?

In the end, Koly supports herself as first a garland maker in a market, then with her fine embroidery skills. Despite her outsider status as a widow, Koly goes on to find love and security at last. Homeless Bird won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2000.

Who wrote the book Homeless Bird?

Gloria Whelan
Pajaro Sin Hogar/Authors
Children’s Book Review: Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan, Author HarperCollins $16.89 (240p) ISBN 978-0-06-028452-7.

Why were Koly’s parents upset after the wedding?

The river doesn’t pull through, though, and Hari dies on the trip, which devastates his parents (duh). Koly is upset, too. This is partly because she misses her new hubby, but it’s also because she knows her life will be so much different now. She doesn’t have any kids or family, and no one wants to marry a widow.

What genre is homeless bird?

Pajaro Sin Hogar/Genres