Ifflepinn Island -
An extraordinary lyrical fantasy for green-growing children and evergreen adults
If you are hungry for a new magical tale in the classic genre of the “Narnia Chronicles” and “The Hobbit”, then “Ifflepinn Island” has come to your rescue!
Now available in paperback and audio CDs here.
One of many Five-Star reviewers says:
“Ifflepinn Island is gripping and delightful. It is an all embracing story that covers time, space, age and taste. There are passages resembling elements from C.S Lewis chronicles, and Tolkien and Tolstoy epic masterpieces."
“It is a creation that becomes part of your life, which you want to hear more of, but do not want to end. A fantasy book for all ages, with many pointers for our daily perception on life. I recommend it to children and adults alike.”
The hero, Iffleplum, is a lovable character who gets entrapped in the magical force-field of a faery-ring — where he is menaced by the Dhârkäsü — the Shadow-folk who feed on fear. On losing the spirit of his heart in shock, he is whisked away on an unexpected and terrifying trip on a ghostly Ship of Light.
Thrust into other-worldly and mysterious realms, ever seeking the lost spirit of his heart, he encounters a Wizardly-Mage, Half-Elves and Human Hunters, Trolls and Ogres and is captured by goblin-like creatures called “Ghòrs”.
Can his lost friends, a timid vegetarian wolf and a Walking Mountain called the Gnumpf, help him to escape? Will he ever recover the spirit of his heart and find his way back home to the world from which he came? Aha! A tale of enchantment, with a twist or two in the tail!
“Ifflepinn Island is one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure to read and own. I cannot put into words what an exciting and exhilarating story this is. The whole thing is unique from start to finish, you will not be disappointed. I find it hard to believe that this amazing work hasn't yet been made into an epic film although I'm sure it will be given time, as it’s that good. I would recommend you read this book whether you are an adult or not, matters not as it will enthral you all. This really is a must have book. Get it while you can.”
Says the Author:
"Ifflepinn Island” has been compared to the similarly endearing and timeless quality of the “Wizard of Oz.” One reviewer likened it to “Moomintroll meets the Hobbit, somewhere way beyond the far side of Narnia.” So that may give you some idea of the genre. But it is not like any of them. I guarantee you have never read anything like it before."
Asked what he wants to do with this book, he replied
“I want to stimulate the imagination of children with a magical sense of existence, while seeding their consciousness with life-enhancing secrets and positive attitudes. These are easily absorbed in the middle of the adventures of the hero, Iffleplum.”
I started out as a surrealist painter, then a writer, actor and theatrical and film designer during seven years of vagabondage around the word. I hitch-hiked down the length of Africa, spent 3 years as a wandering monk in India; became founder-editor of Gandalf’s Garden magazine and Community and co-founder of The Open Centre for spiritualized psychotherapy in London. For the last 50 years I have quietly travelled the world as a spiritual mentor and Mantra Master, teaching Mantra and Advaita Vedanta workshops in many countries.
Because of my many years of adventures on dangerous roads—sleeping under the bridges with tramps in Paris, working as an elephant-trainer, Night-club singer and a rock-driller in King Solomon’s mines in the Israeli desert; being shot at by bandits, surviving knife attacks, hold-ups, poisoned darts and earthquakes while trekking down Africa, crossing deserts, living with the Dervishes in Turkey and Iran, and clinging to the outside of an express train for 10 hours through the night in India—the Mind-Body-Spirit journals have called me ‘the Indiana Jones of Yoga.’
So you can be sure that Ifflepinn Island will be just as remarkably adventurous!
And children from 4 -10 years old adore the Audio CD version of the first four chapters of “Ifflepinn Island” narrated by the author in different character voices, including music and delightful sound effects.
Click below to listen to a sample:
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