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Amal and the letter from the king ISBN: 9781854302908
Ong, Helen and Tagore, Rabindranath
Published by Magi, 1992
A beautiful, mystical story about Amal, who is dying, but longs to 'go everywhere and see everything'. From his window he sees and meets many interesting people, including the flower-seller's daughter, and the Mayor of the town. Amal believes the king will write to him, and as he becomes weaker and weaker, it is the king's postman he imagines is coming. The Fakir - a travelling preacher - who is with him at the end, tells him that the king himself will come for him: 'He'll tell you everything in the world that there is to know'. Haunting in both words and pictures.
Age: 6+