Although it looks like a child's book, this subversive little fable is actually written for those who work with or care for children. Colorful illustrations accompany this allegorical tale about a mythical town where everyone has a flame burning on top of their head. Randall’s parents had always enjoyed their son’s unusual and unpredictable flame. But to other eyes, Randall’s flame was a source of annoyance and distraction. Mrs. Steadfast (his teacher) first brings it to their attention, and Dr. Vaticinate (a child pyrologist) quickly confirms the diagnosis of Defective Flicker Syndrome. Soon Randall joins the many other children in Flintville drinking a special additive called “quiescence” in order to burn with consistent, uniform flames.
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Published March 1, 2001
by Alisam Pr.
Literature & Fiction.