Illustration by: Marjan Vafaeian.
After a valuable meeting in last January with David Almond in London, we received his kind and supportive words as follows: “It was great to meet you both. Thanks for sending these books. They’re beautiful, and deserve to find an audience in this country. It’s wonderful that you’re bringing stories from your country to ours, […]
Thursday, March 20, is the Persian New Year. They call this day ‘Norouz’ (meaning ‘new day’) and celebrate it as a holiday. For thousands of years, Persians have held a custom of laying ‘Haftsin Spreading’ (a spreading of seven S’s). Seven things whose Persian names start with the sound ‘S’ are put on this spreading […]
“Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird,” a story that we are publishing soon, is about ‘chantehs’. Now you’ll probably ask, “What is a chanteh?” A chanteh is a handicraft woven by the Qashqai tribe in Iran. It looks like a handbag, it is hand-woven and the Qashqai carry their small belongings in it. They can both carry it […]
One of the books that we are going to publish is ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’, illustrated by Mahni Tazhibi, a young and talented Iranian artist. ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ is an old fable that has different forms in various countries. A shepherd calls out in jest that a wolf is coming. The villagers […]