Pan of the Never-Never

Pan of the Never-Never

by Paul Smith

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PAN OF THE NEVER-NEVER by Paul Smith

Pan is awoken, after sleeping for over a 100 years, in the great wilderness of Wilson's Promontory, Australia (the real Never-Never Land) by a police helicopter searching for Brad Becker, escaped from a children's home outside Wonthaggi, operated by the abusive Mr. Harvey. Pan meets Brad who can't believe who he is but after a fast flight changes his mind. Pan needs help to dig out the lost boys old hideout. While Brad snoozes, Pan flies over the area to check on the changes while he slept and is happy to have an encounter with the 'Pirates' motorcycle gang unloading drugs from a yacht. Pan flies Brad by night to the Children's Home to bring back Brad's friends ... a new lot of 'lost boys'. But there's a snag in the guise of Sandy and Kym. Girls! The other gang members are little Danny who has discovered who Pan really is, Greg, the tractor driver; Mario, an Italian kid and Ben, an Aborigine who amazingly converses with Pan in his mother tongue. Pan flies Sandy down to check out the yacht and search for the 'Pirates' but Pan and Sandy are outsmarted and find themselves all tied up ready to become the sharks breakfast! The others discover Pan's diary of his life over 2340 years, as the adventure continues... but, where are Pan and Sandy?

READ ALSO: ~HAFIZ~ The Ugly Little Boy who became a Great Poet

HAFIZ is the true story of the ugliest boy of his age but with a remarkable memory whose father dies when he is eight and he has to live with his mother at his Uncle Sadi's house. Hafiz goes to work in a drapery shop where he becomes part of the people's overthrowing of a cruel ruler. He then becomes an apprentice baker, who delivers bread to the rich suburbs of Shiraz, Persia in 1320. One day he catches sight of Nabat, the beautiful daughter of one of the cities wealthy traders, promised to a handsome prince. Hafiz pours his love into his poems/songs dedicated to her. His words are so wondrous that the greatest minstrel of the day Hajji, takes up his instrument and serenades his loved one for him. Will he and Nabat and his friends like the jester Obeyd and the minstrel Hajji survive? Can words of love defeat hate's sword? Will Hafiz gain his heart's desire?

Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and 12 screenplays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480183971
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and 12 screenplays.

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