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ISBN13: 9780140157376
ISBN10: 0140157379
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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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hasansaud, September 7, 2008 (view all comments by hasansaud)
Rushdie wrote this book after he had been sentenced to death by Islamic fundamantalists living all around the world. It was actually, according to the writer's own view, a kind of rediverting his attention towards the work of fiction after being frustrated a lot. The book is a kind of sequel to the emminent work of literature, The Arabian Nights.As like his other works of fiction it has been written in a fantastic manner.
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anumeha.gupta, May 13, 2008 (view all comments by anumeha.gupta)
It is one of the most fantastic books ever written.It's a fairy tale for adults. it's just unbelievable how creative someone can be with his imagination. A must read if you want to dive back into your childhood....
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Rushdie, Salman
Penguin Books
London :
Children's fiction
Horror stories
Fantasy - Epic
Literature-A to Z
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Trade Paper
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Grade Level:
from 12
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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