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ISBN13: 9780140157376
ISBN10: 0140157379
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Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie’s classic fantasy novel.

Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating work of fantasy from the author of Midnight’s Children and The Enchantress of Florence, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

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"As eloquent a defense of art as any Renaissance treatise...saturated with the hyperreal color of such classic fantasies as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Though there is darkness and silence at the center of Chup, most of Haroun and the Sea of Stories is full of comic energy and lively verbal invention....Though [the book] is sure to be enjoyed by children, it also contains amusements for adults." The New York Times

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The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print.

About the Author

Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

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Rynsley, March 19, 2013 (view all comments by Rynsley)
I have read this book more times than I can count. I first read it while traveling in New Zealand and couldn't shut up about it. When I moved back to the states, I lent it to everyone who would take it from me. When I became a teacher, I fundraised to get a class set and taught it to my 8th graders. The writing, story, and overall EVERYTHING about this book is exceptional. Every time I read it, I find something new to be excited about. The plot exists on so many levels, so kids of all ages (including adults) can get something amazing out of it. Seriously... it's awesome.
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Amanda Robbins, January 27, 2012 (view all comments by Amanda Robbins)
I read this in my sophmore year of High School and read it again this year, and last, and I can honestly say it was a great book. It was a creative story and I would definitely recommend it to any and all readers. If young adults like to read books that deal with anything that is abnormal, like flying mechanical birds or genies, they will definietly like this book.
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Katie Boehnlein, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Katie Boehnlein)
A beautifully, imaginative book filled with wonder, mystery, silliness, and a Seussical mystical quality as well! I loved the tone of the book, it reminded me of magical realism the likes of Marquez and Allende. Though this book has a child-like quality to it, it also includes profound commentary on storytelling, modernization, pollution, and family weaved in and dispersed throughout. I also loved Rushdie's descriptive writing, he took me on a carpet ride to another world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140157376
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
Horror stories
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2575
Publication Date:
19911131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75x5.11x.60 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 224 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140157376 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As eloquent a defense of art as any Renaissance treatise...saturated with the hyperreal color of such classic fantasies as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland."
"Review" by , "Though there is darkness and silence at the center of Chup, most of Haroun and the Sea of Stories is full of comic energy and lively verbal invention....Though [the book] is sure to be enjoyed by children, it also contains amusements for adults."
"Synopsis" by , The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print.
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