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On the Island of Fire: Four Tales of Santorini

On the Island of Fire: Four Tales of Santorini

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On the Island of Fire: Four Tales of Santorini

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31 pagine
20 minuti
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Apr 2, 2015
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9781310276484
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The volcanic Greek island of Santorini evokes an eerie potential for fantasy. Chunks of solidified lava turn into a strange bestiary, the deep caldera might mask a multitude of monsters. "On the Island of Fire" comprises four improbable tales for children set on the island, and opens with "The White Wings" - in which Alizides, a donkey, dreams he is Pegasus, helping to defeat the Chimaera. Eruptions and earth tremors are endemic and In "The Earthquake" a bored boy tangles with Typhon, the monster trapped within the volcano. Mysterious waters lap the black sand and in "Falling Stars", two children meet Atlas, taking a break under the waves from holding up the world, while weird mythology is recalled in "The Harpies Move Home" with disgruntled harpies causing chaos on Santorini, on their way to a zoo.

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Pubblicato:
Apr 2, 2015
ISBN:
9781310276484
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Libro

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Linda Talbot has written fantasy for children and adults and for many years reviewed art, theatre and books in London. She now lives in Crete. She published "Fantasy Book of Food"; rhymes, stories and recipes for children and "Five Rides by a River" - about Suffolk, seen from a bicycle! She contributed a chapter to a book about Conroy Maddox, the British surrealist and features on art to "Topos" the German landscape magazine. She published short stories with the British Fantasy Society as well as stories and poetry in other magazines. And she launched "Wordweavers", an online supplement of poetry and fiction, published in conjunction with The Cretan International Community.

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On the Island of Fire - Linda Talbot

On the Island of Fire

Four Fantasies of Santorini

by Linda Talbot

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Table of Contents

The White Wings

Illustration: Pegasus challenges the Chimaera

The Earthquake

Illustration: Typhon

Falling Stars

Illustration: Atlas

The Harpies Move Home

Illustration: The Harpies

Thank you and Author’s Note

The White Wings

Alizides, the shabby brown donkey, groans as Pedros heaves two big bags of cement onto his back. The sun beats down. The flies nip. Alizides looks wearily at his reflection lapping the jetty. He plods back up the zig zag path to Manolas, on the island of Therasia. Pedros urges at his heels. Clip, clop, his hooves ring in his head. The bags bang his sides.

If only I could fly, sighs

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