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Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life

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Written by Salman RushdieAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Salman Rushdie

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • On Sale: September 20, 2011
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78347-3 (0-679-78347-4)
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“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid, falls suddenly into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka embarks on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear, the dog, and Dog, the bear. Together they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hope of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

“A magical fable . . . nonstop fun.”—The Washington Post

“A fantastic adventure tale.”—New York Post

“Riddles, puns and other wordplay enliven the writing. . . . The charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Smart and entertaining . . . should please children and adults alike.”—The Miami Herald

“[Rushdie’s] exuberant wordplay is evident on every page.”—The New York Times Book Review

NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE HUFFINGTON POST

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Maggie Galehouse, NPR • The Kansas City Star