Elery K K itibaren La Pointe, WI 54850, Birleşik Devletler
A phantasmagorical allegory for a handful of timely social and social justice problems, particularly in India, explored through the young protagonist, Haroun, and his father’s storytelling. One of the book’s unexpected treats is breakdown of the meanings and symbolism of the ample cast of characters’ names, an intriguing linguistic and semantic bridge to Indian culture. The book received a Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s Book that year. No wonder.