Haroun's father is the greatest of all storytellers. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic ...Read MoreHaroun's father is the greatest of all storytellers. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. Viking, NY, 1990. 1st edition ed, FINE/FINE, Hardcover, 8vo, 219pppgs. Blue boards, red cloth spine with white lettering, unmarked in unclipped dust jacket. First American edition stated, first printing with "1" number line. An adventure novel, equally enjoyable for children and grown-ups. A story of Rachid the father, and his son Haroun and his attempts to rescue his father. Pristine condition, very clean crisp and tight. ISBN: 0670838047. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
First edition. Slightly bumped corners and faint dampstaining on the page edges lightly visible on the boards else very good in a very good dustwrapper with internal staining not visible externally and edgewear. Signed by the author.
First edition. Slightly bowed with faint dampstaining on the page edges and some soiling else very good in a very good dustwrapper with internal staining faintly visible externally. Signed by the author.
Like New in Fine jacket. Size: 6 X 8 3/4; STATED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, First Impression Thus. copyright 1990, Published by Granta Books. Children's Fiction. Summary: "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 Gulliver's Travels, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating adaptation for the stage, Haroun, a 12-year-old boy 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.
Haroun and the sea of stories is a wonderful book by Salman Rushdie. Reading this book was like seeing a beautiful sunset - as the colors change, your mind is filled with awe and joy at the most simple and at the same time, the grandest beauty you can see. You see the sunset everyday and each time its magic reaches you and delights you anew. I found the same magic in this book. Rushdie?s use of Hindi in the book for place names and character names and references to real life places and characters in this fantasy book are both perfect. It is a story of magic, heroes, satire, hope, laughs, sad truths all in one and everyone who reads the book is left with something wonderful when they finally (if at all) put it down.
This is one book that should be in both the children?s and adults? sections in libraries and bookstores. I read some sections of it to my 6 year old ? he loved it and now wants to read the whole book.
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