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A story like the wind.

Laurens van der Post

A story like the wind.

by Laurens van der Post

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Hogarth .
Written in English


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This is a story of an almost vanished Africa; a world of myth and magic in which the indigenous peoples of the continent lived for uncountable centuries, ISBN Buy the A Story Like The Wind . A Story Like the Wind; novel (). A Far-Off Place; novel, sequel to the above (). Jung and the Story of Our Time; psychology, memoir (). Yet Being Someone Other; memoir, travel (). A Walk with A White Bushman; interview-transcripts (). The Admiral's Baby; memoir (). Movies. Film adaptations of his ion: Grey College, Bloemfontein.

  Follow the wind as it takes the town on an unforgettable adventure. THE WIND BLEW live pictures in my book Short Story for Children STORIES AND TALES We have the best Fairy Tales and Story. The Thumbnail Book Reviews. by John Q McDonald 19 June A Story like the Wind. by Laurens van der Post. In the period of late colonial Africa, Francois Joubert is a boy coming of age on his father's much-loved ranch, Hunter's Drift.

It turns out to be the most precious gift of all as he uses it to accompany a significant story which resonates with all as they drift across the sea. The poetic text ebbs and flows over the two tone illustrations which are an integral part of the storytelling and . Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty Author: Margaret Mitchell.


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A Story Line the Wind has all that the best writing ever has: page turning plot; extremely well drawn, unique, memorable, fascinating characters with psychological complexity and depth; profound wisdom; a remarkable, exotic Africa setting vividly realized; a satisfying, surprising by: The narrative of A Story like the Wind continues in A Far-Off Place.

Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this epic novel, set near the Kalahari Desert, about a boy on the verge of manhood, his experiences with the wonder and mystery of a still-primitive land, and his secret friendship with the Bushman whose life he saves/5.

A Story Like the Wind is a beautifully illustrated fable that shows how music and stories can bring people together. Readers of all ages will be entranced by this sweeping story Cited by: 1.

A story like the wind. book Story Like the Wind is an emotionally evocative book. In just 80 pages, one is submerged in the story of a boy, his violin, his fellow passengers, his country and a war. The language is colorful, the story both tragic and hopeful/5. This book is a celebration of determination, love and hope.

It is about the mindless devastation of war and the power of music to unite. Jo Weaver’s blue and white charcoal illustrations are stunning and evoke beautifully the swirling sea and silent night sky.

A thought-provoking response to the refugee crisis. While A Story Like the Wind is the more magical and better-written of the two books, A Far Off Place is an edge-of-your chair adventure book and is the satisfying ending to A Story Like the Wind/5(5).

"A Story Like the Wind is utterly beautiful; the words and illustrations perfectly intertwining to create a celebration of love, life and hope" * The Book Activist * "Gill Lewis weaves an unforgettable tale of displacement, hope, and the search for freedom" * The Guardian *5/5(1).

This moving, atmospheric story is outstanding. Gill Lewis’s flowing prose tells the story of Rami. Marooned on a small boat with a group of strangers, Rami refuses all offers of help and support. He has nothing to offer in return except a violin and an ancient story – a song of freedom and a story like the wind.

Gill Lewis. After realising her childhood dream of becoming a vet, Gill worked in the UK and overseas, everywhere from Africa to the Arctic. She has since become the acclaimed author of several books for children, including Sky Hawk and Gorilla ’s writing has earned her numerous awards such as the UKLA Children’s Book Award and the Little Rebel Award, and several nominations for.

Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels such as Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and Scarlet Ibis and A Story Like the Wind is her lyrical and unforgettable response to the refugee crisis, which will linger on in the mind long after reading.

Beautiful charcoal illustrations from Jo Weaver give this book a very special feel and make it a perfect gift/5(21).

A Story Like the Wind by Laurens van der Post From the back: ‘Laurens van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this splendid epic novel, set in a remote region bordering the great Kalahari Desert.

Rami’s story stands as a reminder to the passengers that freedom cannot be taken from them because it exists all around them in the wind. Measured, lyrical prose is matched by Weaver’s evocative, blue-toned illustrations, which depict sadness and fear, beauty and strength.

STORY LIKE THE WIND delves into the magic of the continent and its peoples though the story of a boy descended from three centuries of 'settlers'.

In his life at Hunter's Drift, an agricultural oasis created by his father, Francois has become more a child of the bush than a by:   It is the story like the wind." As Rami begins his story, the musical notes soar towards the sky like the swirling wind.

This tale is about Suke, a young boy, who finds a dead horse and its newborn white foal, barely alive. Laurens van der Post was a wonderful story-teller who blended his own astonishing experiences with his fiction (and was sometimes misunderstood, as a consequence).

As a chronicler of the the beauty and vividness of an Africa that is fast disappearing he is in my view unequalled/5(45).

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Scanned in China. Uploaded by [email protected] on SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: This is a story of an almost vanished Africa; a world of myth and magic in which the indigenous peoples of the continent lived for uncountable centuries before the Europeans came to shatter it.

The main character is a boy who has a relationship with this Africa not unlike Kipling's Kim with the antique world of.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. A story like the wind by Laurens van der Post; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, San (African people); Places: South Africa.

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[Gill Lewis; Jo Weaver, (Children's author)] -- As a group of refugees huddles together in a rubber dinghy in the middle of the sea at night, one of them uses his violin to tell a story of how the instrument was invented and of a white stallion. A Story Like the Wind (Harvest Book) Paperback – 8 Nov by Laurens Van Der Post (Author) out of 5 stars 50 ratings.

See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" /5(50). Book trailer for "A Story Like the Wind" Written by Gill Lewis Illustrated by Jo Weaver Published by Oxford University Press ().I would like to thank the publishers for supplying this review copy.

Another thought provoking book about trying to make a home in a new country is the superb graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan. You can read more book reviews or buy A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis and Jo Weaver at