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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Haroun observed that in each village a man carrying a large mailbag would be
waiting by the bus stop in the village square, and that this man would look at first
confused and then furious as the Mail Coach roared by him without even slowing
'Yes, stop, stop,' the passengers begged (anything to make him slow down), but
Mr Butt went even faster instead. 'Too late,' he yodelled gaily. 'Already it is far
behind. Requests must be more promptly made if I am to comply.' 'I did it again,' ...
A little poison, bah. A little acid, pah. A Gardener's a tough old bird. It won't stop
me.' Then, to Haroun's surprise, he burst into a little, rough- voiced song: You can
stop a cheque, You can stop a leak or three, You can stop traffic, but You can't ...
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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