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Five Fingers and the Moon

Kemel Kurt, Kemal Kurt, A Blau, K Kurt

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ISBN 10: 1558588027 / ISBN 13: 9781558588028
Published by NorthSouth
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Title: Five Fingers and the Moon

Publisher: NorthSouth

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Far away, beyond the edge of the horizon, is the land of Elsewhere. There everyone sleeps by day and works and plays by the light of the moon. One night, the moon suddenly stops moving across the sky. The Queen and all the people of Elsewhere are alarmed, for if the moon stands still, the grass and grain will stop growing and so will the dwarves' beards. The cows will not give milk. The fairies' songs will fall silent, and the brownies will play no games in the woods at night.

The Queen summons her Counsellors for advice. ""There's nothing the five fingers of the hand can't do"", says an old fairy. ""Let's ask them for help"". So Thumbkin, Pointer, Long Man, Gold Man, and Pinkie each lends his special talent to try to mend the moon and restore normal life on Elsewhere.

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Anthea Bell (translator) is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's "Austerlitz", and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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