A delightful story about a mouse who is rather too pleased with his own cleverness ...but a bit of realising his own foolishness teaches him what he needs to learn in order to become wise and happy. A mousy love story that shows how kindness is more important than beauty.
This novel depicts the villager's life, their misery, emotion and dreams.
People who live with their own culture and belief.
The main characters in this novel are a sibling; a sister and brother who are very affectionate towards each other ...
The Day that Chickens Walked on their Heads
22*22 24 Pages 978-964-300-496-5
Akram, Hamid Reza
Shokoofeh Books,Amirkabir, Iran
Yar Mohammadi, Anita
I am an unlucky chick! My left wing was strained this morning and for a while I have to do all my works with my other wing! I can't move a bit because my body hurts a lot and I have many wounds. My head is aching terribly and I feel it is so heavy that it might just roll on my neck and then right onto the ground!
This morning I made a lot of effort to get myself out of Mama Chick's wings. I was rubbing my puffed eye when I saw the sparrow's little ones. They were sitting in a row on a tree branch.
Mama Sparrow had opened her wings and as she was slowly flapping them up and down, she was telling her little ones :… Up, down,… Up, down .., then keep your feet together and just fly.
I was wide-eyed in surprise. The five little sparrows had not gone any further than the top of the tree trunk until yesterday. But now one by one they jumped in the sky flapping their wings up and down.
I was very excited. I was so excited that I forgot to wash my face! I hurriedly climbed up the large steps of the rooftop. It took a long time to reach the edge of the roof. When I looked down, I felt my head is dizzy and I panicked. But then I remembered the sparrows that had just jumped and so I kept my head up. I straightened up and shouted: Mama Chicken! Come and see what I have learned!
I saw our house; it was beautiful from up there. But as I said in the beginning; I am an unlucky chick! Because just when I begun flying I lost my balance and I twirled and swirled and circled so much that at the end I fell down on my left wing and fainted, then...
The Edge of the Cliff
16.5*23 96 Pages 1- 779- 506- 034- 978
Sooreye Mehr, Iran
The story is about a really poor family in a small cold village. Father died and they are not able to feed the old family horse anymore, so mother decides to sell the horse to the rich bad guy, who feeds his dogs with cheap olds horses. The main character, the boy, who loves their horse, doesn’t let it happen. In the end, they decide to free the horse far away, so if he could feed himself, he would pass the winter and stay alive. It is a tragic-realistic story about the tough life of poor Kurdish people, written for young adults.
257 Pages 978-600-8025-38-2
Bobby Burns knows he’s a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby’s life from all sides. Bobby’s new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war.