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Haroun and Luka

By Salman Rushdie

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Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 August 2013
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, just maybe, I ll be able to persuade the Grand Comptroller to give my father his Story Water supply back. Trouble is, that is strictly forbidden, one hundred percent banned, no way Jose territory... Luka- What do sea monsters eat? /i> /i>The Old Man of the River of Time- Fish and Ships. Why was six afraid of seven? /i> /i>Luka- Because seven eight nine. Luckily, my father is the Riddle King and taught me everything I know. But the stakes are high in this riddle battle, couldn t be higher in fact! To save my father from Un-Life, I ve got to beat the Old Man and steal the Fire of Life that burns at the top of the Mountain of Knowledge. Only problem is that nobody in the entire recorded history of the World of Magic has ever successfully stolen the Fire of Life... Inclu

Promotional Information

The magical adventures of Khalifa brothers, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Luka and the Fire of Life, published together for the first time and newly illustrated

About the Author

Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay in 1947. He is the author of many adult novels including the Booker winning Midnight s Children. He wrote Haroun and Luka for his sons, Zarfar and Milan.

Reviews

"Lively, wonderfully inventive comic tale" -- Alison Lurie * New York Times Book Review on Haroun * "A beautiful book... It's like a bridge, built between generations, fabulous and strange and from the heart" -- Neil Gaiman on Luka

EAN: 9780099583042
ISBN: 0099583046
Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics
Dimensions: 18.8 x 12.9 x 3.1 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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