Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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When Haroun Khalifa’s father, the renowned storyteller Rashid Khalifa, loses his gift of gab, Haroun knows he has to help. Soon, he’s tumbled headfirst into an adventure story of his own, journeying toward the legendary Sea of Stories on the back of a flying Hoopoe bird. There, he finds a host of comical, unforgettable new friends, from Iff the Water Genie to Blabbermouth the page, and at the end of his quest, a formidable enemy – the Prince of Silence, Khattam-Shud himself. At once vastly humorous and deeply tender, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a fantastical, witty contemporary fable and a powerful statement about the importance of storytelling. Salman Rushdie has created an instant classic – a dazzling read for children and adults alike that both celebrates and embodies the magic of fiction.
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160 printed pages
Original publication
2013

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    Roberta Suárezhas quoted8 months ago
    . To ruin a love story you must turn it into a tale of hate. To ruin a tragedy you must make it capable of inducing helpless laughter.’

    ‘To ruin an Ocean of Stories,’ muttered Iff the Water Ge
    Анастасия Богатиковаhas quoted9 months ago
    Believe in your own eyes and you’ll get into a
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