The Happiness of Kati is a novel written by Ngarmpun "Jane" Jejjajiva. It was the winner of 2006 S.E.A Write Award and a bestseller with more than two hundred thousand copies sold. Besides being one of the most beloved and well-known contemporary children literatures in Thailand, "The Happiness of Kati" is also celebrated internationally. Its translated version has been licensed in nine countries - United States, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and France.
Kati, a nine-year-old girl whose mother is suffering from an incurable illness. Kati must go through steps of happiness and sorrow, bonding and separation, having her hopes fulfilled and losing something she loves. Nevertheless, kati has learned through these steps that the sorrow from her losses cannot take away her happiness she has received from her mother's love and bonding. This experience allows the little girl to grow up with confidence and courage to live on. She knows who loves her, and who her love ones are.