Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Land of Green Ginger - Noel Langley

Product Details Book for children which is truly a pantomime!  It has Aladdin emperor of China, a genie; two naughty princes; Widow Twankey; a charming hero, who is looking for the land of green ginger which has mysteriously disappeared; a beautiful  princess and her selfish and greedy guardian, and the poet Omar Khyam.  Phew!  A lovely romp, and the Faber and Faber p’back cover makes you want to pick up the book at once it’s so beautiful.  Good for reading aloud with different voices.  This was originally a story from the 1930's, rewritten by Noel Langley in 1966, and gloriously, it has survived!