24 selected stories based on Masnavi's which is an extensive poem written in Persian by Rumi (a 13th-century Persian Poet). Mathnavi-e Maanavi is the best known work of Rumi consisting of 24,660 couplets in seven books. Rumi includes multiple points of view that continually invite his readers to fall into “imaginative enchantment” .It includes popular stories from the local bazaar to fables and tales from his time. It also includes quotations from Holy Quran.The author has tried to simplify these poems for children to understand .
28 Pages 978-600-8025-33-7
Mir Space Station
14*21 103 Pages
Markaz Publishing House ( Maryam Books)
Originally written in Persian Languge, this book has been awarded UNESCO First Prize of Children and Young Adults Literature for Peace and Tolerance for the year 2001.
Together with other young adults from different nations, Abtin, a young man from Iran is invited to Moscow to receive training as a visiting cosmonaut. They all travel to the space station Mir.
Looking down upon the earth, they understand the uniqueness of their planet, but also the threat posed by environmental pollution. They also realize that they can no longer make out any national boundaries- the world is one and undivided from up here. This experience arouses the desire for peace and international understanding in these young people. The author combines the message of her story with a well-researched portrayal of life on board of the space station Mir.
My Friend the Spider / Mi amiga Araña
Spanish (Latin America )
Koodakan Publishing House, Iran
The book tells the story of the Prophet trip from Mecca to Medina during which he had to hide in a cave. The Prophet (PBUH) had hidden himself in the cave for three days while pagans were in search of him everywhere. Spiders covered the cave entrance with their web and pigeons laid eggs there. Whoever saw the scene would think that it was not passed by anyone for years and the cave looked empty of all creatures.
By focusing on the talks and efforts of the spider and the pigeons to rescue the best person of the world, the story attempts to distance itself from the religious structure, and in so doing, it has succeeded to illustrate a beautiful portrait of the Prophet (PBUH) for children and teenagers.
Sarah’s doll was sitting at the corner of the yard. No matter how
hard Sarah talked her out, she was not convinced. She was not
listening at all. So Sarah closed the doll’s eyes, but the doll did not
open her eyes again. Sarah was sad, and was in a deep grief
till night. When the moon was out in the sky, she thought that she
loved the moon. So her doll loved the sun. She wished that her doll
would open her eyes tomorrow morning. The next morning, the
doll opened her eyes, and Sarah was delighted. That was when
Sarah sat down next to her doll to watch the sun.