English version of “A New Friend” comes to Tehran bookstores 

May 23, 2018 - 18:35

TEHRAN – An English translation of Iranian children’s book writer and illustrator Samaneh Qasemi’s “A New Friend” by Siamak Mazlumi has recently been published in Tehran.

Children between 3 and 6 are the target audience of the book, which has been published at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA).

The book tells the story of Khargushak and its friends Parghazak, Muchak and Qurak, who get up every day early in the morning, eat breakfast and do their favorite jobs.

The Persian version of “A New Friend” was among the collection of books the IIDCYA displayed during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy in March.

Qasemi’s “Goody” won one of the three silver prizes at the Flying Turtle Awards, literary honors that are presented by the Book City Institute and the Children’s Literature Studies Periodical. 

Photo: Front cover of Iranian children’s book writer and illustrator Samaneh Qasemi’s “A New Friend”

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