Price £3.50 plus £1.70 p+p
ISBN 13: 9781902235004
ISBN 10: 1902235002
Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 cm
Publisher: Travelling Light, West Lodge, Druminnor, Rhynie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. AB54 4LX (1997)
‘Rifka’ is the story of an impish, fun loving gnome, who comes out of the ground to find himself beneath Uluru, the sacred ‘Red Rock’ of the Aborigines, in the heart of Australia. He befriends a young girl called Carol and an Aboriginal Elder and tells them of his travels through the underground tunnels across the world, many of which are now blocked. His quest is to repair them. Carol is searching for a magical Rainbow Serpent which, it turns out, is the key to unblocking the tunnels.
The story is a very magical one and is written for 6-9 year olds, although ‘children of all ages’ have enjoyed it. Divided into 12 chapters, each of which is a little story on its own, it is just right for any time of day especially bedtime.
The book is beautifully illustrated with full-colour pictures, painted by the primary school children of Alton in Hampshire.