Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

bySalman Rushdie

Kobo ebook | May 31, 2013

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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.

Title:Haroun and the Sea of StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 31, 2013Publisher:Odyssey EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623730139

ISBN - 13:9781623730130

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A vivid, fantastic fairy tale Such a delightful, lighthearted read. I read it for my book club, but now I'm looking to get my own copy so I can read it to my kids. I absolutely love it. It reminds me of The Neverending Story
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a bedtime story I had to read this book for a college English course and I fell in love with it. It reads like a classic child's bedtime story and it's so imaginative and sweet. You'll love it!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Lots of fun, highly recommended
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Creative and Imaginative I read this book for an English course I took in high school, and I'm glad I did! Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an interesting read about the power of storytelling and it drags you into a magical world from the very beginning.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Story of Stories This is an interesting tale about the origin of stories themselves. It is a unique story that is magical and written in a way that makes you look twice and pay attention so you know what's going on. Rushdie has interesting ideas to fuel one's inner muse.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get lost in a sea of imagination "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is an enchanting tale, infused with history, myth, wordplay, and a whole lot of creativity. The magical world Salman Rushdie creates is quite extraordinary; intriguingly different but with a sort of relevancy to how they are formed in Rushdie's mind. There is an overhanging sense of fantastical magic, and the impression of other well-known fantasy works influencing this piece of writing, or it referencing popular culture. The characters have a captivating quality to them, even those who are meant for you to dislike. The language is not tough, neither is it too simple, making this fable both a quick and entertaining read.
Date published: 2011-07-27