Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

by Salman Rushdie

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Overview

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

At once vastly humorous and deeply tender, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a fantastical 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623730130
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 219
Sales rank: 233,592
File size: 265 KB

About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of seventeen books, including Shame, The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children, which was named the “Booker of Bookers,” the best novel to have won the Booker Prize for fiction in the award’s history. Among his many literary honors are the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Whitbread Prize, the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature, and a 2007 Knighthood for services to literature. 2012 marked the international publication of Joseph Anton , his memoir of more than nine years spent in hiding due to the fatwa issued against him by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

June 19, 1947

Place of Birth:

Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Education:

M.A. in History, King's College, University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

Chapter One The Shah of Blah
13(16)
Chapter Two The Mail Coach
29(16)
Chapter Three The Dull Lake
45(16)
Chapter Four An Iff and a Butt
61(16)
Chapter Five About Guppees and Chupwalas
77(18)
Chapter Six The Spy's Story
95(16)
Chapter Seven Into the Twilight Strip
111(16)
Chapter Eight Shadow Warriors
127(16)
Chapter Nine The Dark Ship
143(14)
Chapter Ten Haroun's Wish
157(20)
Chapter Eleven Princess Batcheat
177(18)
Chapter Twelve Was It the Walrus?
195(18)
About the Names in this Book 213

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We read this book in my Literature of India and the Pacific class and I loved it! The fantasy aspects of the entire novel make it possible to be a children's book, but the underlying theme of censorship also makes it a novel for adults. An awesome book and I would recommend it to anyone! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book 7 + years ago as a high school Jr. and I still consider it one of my favorite books. Because this is a beautifull narrative of the challenges and achievements that life has to offer, I encourage any adult or child I encounter to read this story. You will remember this book and cherish the time you spent with these characters for years to come. Like all that have read this book, you will recommend.
Zmrzlina on LibraryThing 6 days ago
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I had never read Rushdie before, but heard some of his essays and love how he is pointedly serious even while being subtle. This book isn't subtle, though. It practically jumps up and down, waves its pages and says "Aren't I fun!?" And I can so see it being made into a fantastic animated film, like the ones Pixar makes, except I would not want to see all the merchandising that comes with anything Pixar. I love how Rushdie lampoons chick lit, way before people began calling it that, and how he makes it so clear that stories are so very important. And just so his readers don't think he is against all pop culture, he does pay homage, of sorts, to a famous Brit pop group who bugged the world in the 60s.goo goo g'joob
kohsamui on LibraryThing 7 days ago
This was a sweet children¿s story. I read it as an adult because it was recommended by a friend. I would have preferred to read it aloud to a child- as an adult I struggled with it. It was well done, but I won¿t read it again.
thebadpandey on LibraryThing 7 days ago
I dont much care for Salman's other books, but this is fabulous. He should write more kids books. Disney should make this into a movie.
ladyerin on LibraryThing 7 days ago
While this is technically a kids book, really it's a wonderful story for people of all ages. This is the book I reach for when I'm feeling stressed or upset. It's comforting, funny, and sweet.
lorax on LibraryThing 13 days ago
One of my very favorite books. This is the first book Rushdie wrote post-_Satanic Verses_, when he was in hiding under death threats. And there's not a trace of bitterness -- it's a sweet, funny, hopeful book, but still very clearly a product of that period. Haroun Khalifa, son of Raschid Khalifa (the allusive names are everywhere in this book, though that's by far the most obvious; most of the rest are glossed in the back of the book, where you learn that "Kitab" means "book" and other such gems) is taken to the moon Kahani to try to regain the gift of storytelling for his father, where he gets caught up in a struggle against Khattam-Shud, a being trying to destroy all stories (and quite obviously an allusion to Rushdie's very real enemies). It's full of allusions, riffing on everything from Bollywood to the Beatles, and I'm sure I didn't pick up on most of them -- keep an eye out for the Walrus and the Eggheads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much! You HAVE to read to it!
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An amazing book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A beautiful story filled with many undertones and play on words; it easily lends itself to whatever the reader's situation may be and can be pure entertainment or enlightenment.
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Isolepis More than 1 year ago
This is a story with a child as a central figure. It can be read as a children's story, but it is much more. I believe it is Salman Rushdie's defense of his earlier fiction, especially that condemned by Islamic fundamentalists. It does not say anything specific about any religion. Religions simply exist in the background, like the ground, people or ideas.