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Haroun and Luka

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Haroun: What's the use of stories that aren't even true?

I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father can't tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks of sadness. So it's up to me to put things right. If the water genie Iff can take me on the Hoopoe bird Butt all the way to Gup City then maybe, ju
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Paperback, 483 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Vintage Children's Classics
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CG FEWSTON
Jul 20, 2015 CG FEWSTON rated it really liked it
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (2013) by Salman Rushdie is followed in the same book by Luka and the Fire of Life (2013) if the reader flips the book over and begins on page one—in essence, the reader gets two beautiful storybooks for the price of one. Haroun and the Sea of Stories was first published in 1990 and Luka and the Fire of Life in 2010, but in 2013 the two stories reverse-bookend each other and make for a wonderfully accessible and enlightening book to read to children before bedtime. ...more
Nina
Oct 17, 2015 Nina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, dragons
Rushdie masters an art with words, painting vivid pictures which suck you right into the story. Simply follow the famous Rashid Kalifa, the famous storyteller’s voice and go with the flow... you won’t be disappoited! Magic awaits you! And remember... all stories are true! ;-)
Ash
Jan 01, 2016 Ash rated it liked it
Shelves: proud-owner-of
Firstly, looooove the cover. Secondly, love having two books in one and that too oppositely.
And thirdly, the stories may seem a tad bit childish at first, but they are so fun and so enjoyable if you have he patience to continue. Completely felt like a child at heart again. A fun read all in all.
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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist. Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several coun
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