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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Haroun spotted something in the distance, a heavenly body like a large asteroid. '
That is Kahani, the Earth's second Moon,' said Butt the Hoopoe without moving its
beak. 'But but but,' Haroun stammered (much to the Hoopoe's amusement), ...
beak. 'Relative speed synchronized. Landing procedures initiated. Splashdown
in thirty seconds, twenty-nine, twenty-eight.' Rushing up towards them was a
sparkling and seemingly infinite expanse of water. The surface of Kahani
'Thanks to the genius of the Eggheads at P2C2E House,' Butt began, taking pity
on Haroun, 'the rotation of Kahani has been brought under control. As a result the
Land of Gup is bathed in Endless Sunshine, while over in Chup it's always the ...
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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