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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Rushdie, Salman (Book - 1991 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
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The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print.
Authors: Rushdie, Salman
Title: Haroun and the sea of stories
Publisher: London ; New York : Granta Books in association with Penguin Books, 1991
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Salman Rushdie
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Granta Books in association with Penguin Books Ltd 1990."--T.p. verso
Contents: The Shah of Blah
The mail coach
The dull lake
An Iff and a Butt
About guppees and chupwalas
The spy's story
Into the twilight strip
Shadow warriors
The dark ship
Haroun's wish
Princess Batcheat
Was it the walrus?
Summary: The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print.
ISBN: 0140157379
9780140157376
0140140352
9780140140354
Branch Call Number: FICTION RUSHDIE 1991
Subject Headings: India Fiction
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Rushdie, Salman. Haroun and the sea of stories. London : Granta Books in association with Penguin Books, 1991 (OCoLC)605613848
Online version: Rushdie, Salman. Haroun and the sea of stories. London : Granta Books in association with Penguin Books, 1991 (OCoLC)608941864
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The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name.

When Haroun's father, The Shah of Blah, loses his skill to tell stories, Haroun embarks on a quest to find the magic that will restore his abilities. Along the way he encounters fascinating creatures and a battle between good and evil.


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Sep 17, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This children's adventure novel chronicles a young boy's journey to an alien world on which he finds the literal 'sea of stories' that provides Earth's storytellers with the raw material for their craft. The boy must help the strange creatures who protect the sea defeat the dark forces that seek to usher in a new reign of silence. Unique, magical, filled with creative wordplay—a true testament to freedom of speech.

Feb 08, 2012
  • JMH714 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it seems childish at first glance. But there is a deeper story that children and teens probably won't pick up on without world experience.

Oct 28, 2011
  • iratom22 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The book is a little confusing and hard to read but, I might be subjective because I had to read it in grade 9 and found it to be a little too childish.

Jul 18, 2011
  • green_thumb rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an imaginative and poetic children's novel that touches on important issues in an abstract and magical way.

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Mar 03, 2011
  • Caminodepaz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Haroun...looked into the water and saw that it was made up of a thousand thousand thousand and one different currents, each one a different colour, weaving in and out of one another like a liquid tapestry of breathtaking complexity... these were the Streams of Story... each coloured strand represented and contained a single tale. Different parts of the Ocean contained different sorts of stories, and as all the stories that had ever been told and many that were still in the process of being invented could be found here, the Ocean of the Streams of Story was in fact the biggest library in the Universe...

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