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School Library Journal have featured The Parrot and the Merchant in their list of the best translated books of 2019! It came out in the US and Canada this year. Find out what they said below!

If the title sounds familiar, that may be because this tale was adapted into a picture book around 2010 called The Secret Message by Mina Javaherbin. I loved that book, but I’m quite drawn to this one too. Vafaeian is Iranian, and made it a point to cast the merchant in this story as a woman, which I thought was interesting. It helps that it’s a strong fable too.

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