Luka and the Fire of Life

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One night, 12-year-old Luka’s storyteller father, Rashid, fell into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task.

ISBN: 9780224061629 Author: Rushdie, Salman Publisher: Jonathan Cape Publication Date: 30th September 2010 Imprint: Jonathan Cape Cover: Hardback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:22) Pages: 216 Edition: Hardback original Readership: Young Adult / Code: C Category: Subject:

On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka’s storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task.

WithHaroun and the Sea of StoriesSalman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. WhileHarounwas written as a gift for his first son,Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun’s younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.

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