“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
A "Guardian" Book of the Year
A "New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice
""Ebullient, playful language and literary allusions galore . . . make this . . . fantasy a good candidate for reading aloud."
--"Toronto Star "
"A boisterous adventure tale. . . . Luka, like the best folkloric children's tales, is full of grotesque images, both funny and disturbing."
"Rushdie once again demonstrates his prowess as a great storyteller. . . . A treasure chest of language and wit, and a stupendous adventure of the imagination."
--"Winnipeg Free Press"
"A whirligig tour of mythologies, literatures and pop culture."
--Randy Boyagoda, "National Post"
"A rollicking adventure tale."
--"The Globe and Mail"
"Rushdie's lavish prose has the power to mesmerize and enthrall. . . . A clever appeal to modern juvenile sensibilities. . . . The book flings forth an extravagance of intoxicating joys."a