This book retells the ancient story of the Asurik Tree. The oldest Iranian children’s literature text, the Asurik Tree can be traced back to 2,500 years ago and is a debate between a goat and a palm tree about which has the greatest benefits.
There is an annual arrow shooting contest in which the winner is awarded a precious golden ball. Rad tends to compete with Toofan who is the top-winner for years. An old man called Naseem (Breeze), the great master of archery teaches him how to shoot. But, before participating in any archery exercises, he must learn three main lessons. Turning to a master in archery, on the day of the great archery competition, something eccentric happens.
The story is told through the voice of an old fish speaking to her 12,000 children and grandchildren. She describes the journey of a small black fish who leaves the safety of the local stream to venture into the world.
The Adventures of Nokhodi is an innovated, modern world of fantasy that has its roots in the magical literary heritage of Iran. The humorous story of thumb sized Nokhodi who is a prototype character, has also been portrayed in humorous illustrations. Here Nokhodi symbolizes the child and childish behavior: energetic, curious, fearless and playful who is understood by children and misunderstood by adults.
This rascal Nokhodi together with other Nokhodis lived on a small planet the size of a watermelon. During the day while moving around, they did their best not to bump into each other. But during the night it was something else ...