Every day when the boys of Minapur brought the cattle in from the fields, ten-year-old Teka ram piped them home with his flute. He liked coming in at evening. In his small home, shared with the cattle, his parents’ love wrapped him around like a garment.
Life in the great plain of northern India follows the pattern of the sowing and reaping of the grain. After it is harvested, there is a festival. For months Teka looked forward to harvest time when he would play his flute for the village singing. But this year the harvest failed. All the people were hungry and many of them sickened and died. Teka’s father, desperate for money to buy food, left home in search of work. Before he finally returned, Teka had to find a way to keep his family alive. This is the story of how he did it.
Original title: Little Flute Player
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult