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 captivating 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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Guppees love Stories, and Speech; Chupwalas, it seems, hate these things just
as strongly.' It was a war between Love (of the Ocean, or the Princess) and Death
(which was what Cultmaster Khattam-Shud had in mind for the Ocean, and for ...
'I suppose war makes people crude,' he told himself. The black-nosed Chupwala
Army, whose menacing silence hung over it like a fog, looked too frightening to
lose. Meanwhile the Guppees were still busily arguing over every little detail.
At the sight of Mudra, many Chupwalas threw in their lot with the Guppees.
Chupwala maidens rushed black-nosed into the icy streets and garlanded the
red-nosed and halo-headed Guppees with black snowdrops; and kissed them,
too; and ...
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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