Haroun and the sea of stories
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 adaptation for the stage, 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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'Look for patches of the Ocean that shine with extra brightness,' Butt the Hoopoe
added. ... Now Iff the Water Genie reached inside his litde gold-embroidered
waistcoat and pulled out a small botde made of many-faceted crystal, with a litde
'But but but this is disgraceful, Iff,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its beak. '
Wishes are not such easy things, as you know well. You, mister Water Genie, are
upset because of your own error, because now we must go to Gup City after all, ...
Haroun, getting angrier by the minute, pushed even harder through the crowd. At
his heels came Iff, the Water Genie, crying: 'Wait on, patience is a virtue, where's
the fire?' But Haroun would not be stopped. 'What do Guppees do to spies, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Not my style, but I think it would appeal to pre-teen boys. An imaginative journey by a young boy who wants to help his father. Full of puns, silly names, and a non-violent army fighting a polluted ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tungsten_peerts - LibraryThing
There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review