Malay translation of Iranian children’s books offered at Kuala Lumpur Book Fair

April 30, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iranian children’s books in the Malay language are being offered at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair of 2011.

The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCY) is the representative of Iran at the book fair, which will run until May 1.
The institute is offering 30 books in Persian, English and Malaysian. A stand was allocated to Iran’s Amir Kabir Publications however it is not participating at the book fair.
At the Trade and Copyright Center of the book fair, the Amin Publications is offering Malaysian editions of selected Persian children books.
The Malaysian version of books released by Iranian publishers, IIDCY, Beh- Nashr and Oruj publications by Alireza Karimdadian are available at Amin Publications.
The books give Malaysian children a chance to read about Persian culture in their own language.
At first, the splendid graphic designs and illustrations of the Iranian children’s books catch the visitor’s eyes at the book fair and then establish a connection by means of the books’ themes due to the cultural and religious affinities between two countries, as the Persian service of Mehr News Agency reported.
A Malaysian version of six more Iranian children’s books will be unveiled during a ceremony on the closing day of the fair at the venue of IIDCY. The books are released by Amin Publications.
“Once upon a Time” by Susan Taqdis, “What Is the Thing, Who Is the One?” by Mostafa Rahmandust, “New Moon, New Look” by Asadollah Shabani, “That’s Up, That’s Down” by Fatemeh Tupchi, “Kuti Kuti” by Farhad Hassanzadeh and “It is not far from School” by Ali-Akbar Iran are the books.
Organized by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia through the National Book Council (MBKM), together with the Malaysian Book Industry Council that comprises the major players in the local book industry, KLIBF is definitely one of the major events on the global publishing calendar.
Over 1 million visitors attend the KLIBF every year. It is the perfect place for book lovers to get the latest books and promotions from publishers from around the region. Book launches, seminars, conventions, and lots of other activities take place to suit all levels of the reading community.