Whales and Magic

The tale of Sinbad, the sailor! Much loved story from my childhood. This book, of course, carried a whole new perspective to it with a child-friendly presentation.

About The Book

A delightfully unusual version of the adventures of the first of Sinbad the Sailor’s fantastic voyages recreated for us here by the prize-winnng aauthor Ruth Finnegan with pictures by the fabulous Kevin Nara. Children will love this story, just right for reading aloud, and adore its action-filled fantastic pictures. This ancient tale, drawn from the magical Middle Esstern treasure house of wondrous sea voyages from which both Homer’s Odyssey and the Arabian Night derive, will charm all readers, young and old.

A delightfully unusual version of the adventures of the first of Sinbad the Sailor’s fantastic voyages recreated for us here by the prize-winnng aauthor Ruth Finnegan with pictures by the fabulous Kevin Nara. Children will love this story, just right for reading aloud, and adore its action-filled fantastic pictures. This ancient tale, drawn from the magical Middle Esstern treasure house of wondrous sea voyages from which both Homer’s Odyssey and the Arabian Night derive, will charm all readers, young and old.

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” The tale of Sinbad, the sailor! Much loved story from my childhood. This book, of course, carried a whole new perspective to it with a child-friendly presentation. “
5/5

Amazon reviewer

” The book was meant for my nephew; however, reading along, we both loved it. It is best if you could read it out loud! “
5/5

Amazon Reviewer

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Ruth Finnegan

About the Author

A Hullo and thank you for taking an interest in me and my works, you are so welcome.You can see some information about me below ( plus a download Inguarantee you’ll like);and more, including about my life beyond books – like you I’m a person as well a writer and reader you know! – at www,ruthhfinnegan.com/ https://m.facebook.com/groups/1405642982955923/Please feel free to email me at r.h.finnegan@open.ac.uk/ with any, um, extreme laudatory comments (well, one can always hope!), questions, and (always important for writers) criticisms and ideas for improvements: I can always say if I disagree …In the meantime and until we (e)meet again, keep well, keep safeRuth, in code-breakers’ Bletchley, England, May 2020MULTI-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, fiction and nonfiction Finalist 50 Great Witers you should be reading (AuthorsShow) 2017 https://wnbnetworkwest.com/images/channels/2017-Seal-TheFinalists-250.pn RIVERS MEMORIAL MEDAL, Royal Anthropological Institute 2016recent awards and commendations (many others earlier): BLACK INKED PEARL (novel) Literary Titan SILVER AWARD 2017 PEARL OF THE SEAS (novel) Hungry Monster SILVER AWARD 2016 KIRKUS one of best 25 Reviews of 2017 Book excellence WINNER (friendship) ENTRANCEMENT (ed) Readers Favorite FINALIST (friendship) BLACK INK PEARL (screenplay) Capital fund Screen Contest GENRE WINNER https://www.gofundme.com/black-ink-pearl-film-productionhttp://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/author-ruth-finnegan-to-appear-on-the-authors-show-through-october-12-2016-to-discuss-her-latest-novel-black-inked-pearl-428541.phphttp://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/renowned-scholar-and-author-ruth-finnegan-appears-on-the-authors-show-to-discuss-new-release-pearl-of-the-seas-431203.phphttp://www.fox14tv.com/story/36510024/nine-genres-in-october-selection-of-books-from-independent-publishersI am an Emeritus Professor, The Open University, OBE, Fellow of the British Academy and Hon. Fellow Somerville College Oxford, among other things I am the author of MULTIPLE AWARD-Of my Black Inked Pearl “BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ” (unsolicited amazon review) Of my ‘Pearl of the Seas’ – “EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS ” Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.I was born (1933) and reared in Ulster and Donegal in a family committed to reconciling the deep divides in Ulster and in the world, went to a Quaker school in York, followed by a first-class Oxford degree in classics/philosophy. Then it was African fieldwork, an Oxford doctorate in literary anthropology, university teaching in Africa, then many years ( with a short period in Fiji), with the pioneering Open University (UK) where I am now, most happily, an honorary research professor. I live in Bletchley in south-central England with my husband of 50 years and two dogs (alas not so long-lived) and have three wonderful daughters and five grandchildren, one in New Zealand. And I still love writing.I have published well over twenty (lost count) academic books with leading publishers (university presses et al.), primarily in literary and linguistic anthropology, music ethnography, and cultural history, and have a continuing interest in modes of communication (multi-sensory) and their practical role in the human worlds of the past, present and future.My most recent publications are second editions of ‘Communicating’ (2014) and of the now widely-available ‘Oral literature in Africa’ (2012) and the new ‘Where is language?’ (2015); other monographs (on ‘the shared mind’, the heritage of Africa, and taxi drivers’ life stories) are in preparation.My contribution to anthropology over the last five years has been recognised by the award of the 2016 Rivers Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, a great honour.The most surprising (to me) publication, because rooted in dreams, is my Homeric and African shaped epic romance, ‘Black Inked Pearl’, together with many five-star reviews ; also an Honorable Mention (romance’) in the New York 2016 Book Fair, and Finalist (visionary fiction) in the National Indie Excellence awards. described in a amazon review as “A WOMAN’S ODYSSEY’ and, in another, as simply, ‘WOW!’.I am currently preparing an audio version of the novel and have just published a much-praised version for 10-12 year old readers ( ‘Pearl of the Seas’ – with rave reviews).See the video trailers by the brilliant Castelane at New blogs with book news and on fighting writers’ block on www.ruthfinnegan.comFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ruth-Finnegan-author-506850842807556/Author Page: http://garnpress.com/authors/ruth-finnegan/Family-founded indie publihser’s page: www.callenderpress.co.ukVideo Trailers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPnQyPTu6I0EK0gW61wiEXKjRrLBYLKmL

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