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Lalani of the distant sea

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  • Running Time: 06:35 hrs
    Narrator: LuLu Lam.
    Publisher:
    Harper Audio, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: HarperCollins (Firm); Lam, LuLu
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2019
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    Copyrighted
    2019
    Summary:

    There are stories of extraordinary children who are chosen from birth to complete great quests and conquer evil villains. This is no such story. Sometimes, you are an ordinary child. Sometimes, you have to choose yourself. This is the story of Lalani Sarita, a twelve-year-old girl who lives on the island of Sanlagita in the shadow of a vengeful mountain. When she makes a fateful wish that endangers her already-vulnerable village, she sets out across the distant sea in search of life's good fortunes. Grown men have died making the same journey. What hope does an ordinary girl have' Inspired by Filipino folklore, Lalani of the Distant Sea introduces readers to a landscape of magical creatures, such as Bai-Vinca, the enormous birdwoman; Ditasa Ulod, part woman, part eel; the mindoren, a race of creatures modeled after the water buffalo; and the whenbo-trees that eat the souls of the dead. An imaginative, layered fantasy that teaches kindness, loyalty, and perseverance.

    Original Publisher: New York, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Harper Audio, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780062911179