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This review is from: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (Paperback)
What an absolute gem! A narrative that weaves story making and story telling together. A tale of a small, lost boy, trying to entertain 'fierce' brigands with a story that will both entertain and boost the ego of a posturing pirate chief. Great fun, and such an opportunity for 'in-role' reading. The listeners,(brigands)of the tale respond to how the lost boy includes them in the story. They listen with increasing discomfort as their story alter-egos challenge the pirate chief - something they would not do in 'real-life'. He, in turn, reacts as if they had really challenged his authority. The story unfolds as the brigands actions are reflected simultaneously in the lost boy's narrative.