In this story, Shojaei has creatively embellished the humorous language of the work. Moreover, the use of humorous language can be considered as his technique as a writer to maintain the structure and spirit of this work. Also, Shojaei, by pointing out that this story of Obaid Zakani should not be considered as a merely humorous story, has tried to decipher what Obaid intended by composing this long story with all allusions and its intertextuality.
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.
22*22 32 Pages 978-964-318906-8
Mr. Frog has a magic stick and can make any wishes come true. Some frogs wish to be big and strong while others wish to be small, so they can creep inside any holes. Now it is Mr. Frog’s turn to fulfill his wishes stick and fulfill the wishes. Three, two, and one…! There you are!
First, ladybird wishes to be a hundred times bigger. Then, the turtle wants to be smaller. And some animals want to stay the way they are.
Follow along to see what happens next!
Muter, Vater, ich und sie ...!
116 Pages 978-600-188-028-5
Beltz & Gelberg, Iranban
My Annoying Brother
20x22.5 36 Pages 978-622-6630-12-2
The story takes an interesting turn when the older brother leaves to fight in a war. Everything then changes around the house and the boy begins to understand what his brother really means to him.
“My Annoying Brother” helps children to understand and appreciate the true value behind the things that may seem not to carry a significant value at the time.