When Abu Ali is born, the genie of the lamp announces that his destiny has been foretold: he was the one chosen to break the spell of the land of Green Ginger and restore the magician - turned into a button-nosed tortoise by a spell that went wrong, to his normal shape.
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Noel Langley was a South African novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director. He wrote the screenplay which formed the basis for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.Review:
One of the great children's books! --Joshua Glenn, The Boston Globe
What makes this familiar hero-undergoing-ordeals-to-win-pretty-girl plot unusually fun are the absurd supporting characters...and the skilled, playful writing. --Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal
[The Land of Green Ginger] is the perfect read-aloud anti-depressant. I am very very very very pleased to announce that it is now in print in this country, in a lovely edition. . . and I must say that the pleasures of the book are in the language: Whether or not you are a fan of magic carpets and button-nosed tortoises, you will know that you need this book as soon as I tell you that one of the chief villain's lines is, "This isn't About Cheating at Chess, is it? Because I adore Cheating at Chess; I shall Continue to Cheat at Chess; and if you Dare Try to Stop Me, I shall put Glue in your Beard." --Ellen Kushner
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Book Description Puffin, 1975. Book Condition: Good. New impression. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP37938423
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR000884925
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR000847276
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0140302565I3N00
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0140302565I3N00
Book Description Puffin / Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Edward Ardizzone (illustrator). Reprint. 1970. 189pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. Second impression Puffin. B&w illustrations by Ardizzone. Light wear to covers, corners and spine. Pages browning. No inscriptions. A very good copy. Size: 7.1" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # PuffinLangley01