Masho in Fog
Title: Masho in Fog
Author: Farhad Hassanzadeh
Subject: Fiction (Novel)
Publisher: Soore-ye Mehr Pubs.
Year of Publishing: 2018/5th Edition
No. of Pages: 86/Paperback
Age Group: 14+
Size: 12.5 × 19
◙Sample English text is available.
◙ welcomed greatly by Iranian addresses: 5Th edition.
◙ Nominated in Iran’s Book of the Year Award (1996)
◙Achieving appreciation certificate from The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Iran (1995)
◙ Based on this book, a serial was produced and broadcast on Iran’s television.
About the Book:
Mashoo (Mashala) and his friends are looking for a treasure under the oil pipeline in Abadan (Southern province of Khuzestan/Iran).They are looking for a box full of jewelry, which they heard might be concealed by a smuggler. They are looking for it in their childish worlds and dreams, while they do not know the true story. And………..
The book” Mashoo in Fog” is one of Farhad Hassanzadeh’s successful books (and bestsellers) that has been highly awarded by the readers as well as literary critics in Iran. The fifth edition of this book was published within a few years, and a hundred thousand copies have so far been sold out. This book has been awarded in a literary festival while a movie has been produced base on it. This novel includes 7 chapters.
We read in part of the book:
The door opened, and Habib came back out of the room along with his colleague, a tall women wearing glasses with her glossy golden hair woven from behind and thrown over her shoulder. Her white and large face reminded me of my fifth-grade teacher. He threw his short-sleeved pink shirt on her blue jeans. He did not notice us first. He picked up the phone and started greeting. When he saw us, he frowned; raising his eyebrows. He was gazing at us, but his look was not pleasant, especially his look on Sia with his bare feet twisted over each other, which was so excited to see her while inserting a finger in his nose and turning it carelessly….
About the Author:
Farhad Hassanzadeh, an Iranian well-known author and humorist started his professional career in the field of children and young adults book in 1989. He is the founder of the Iranian Association of writers for children and young adults. Hassanzadeh has pursued writing humor for children earnestly. He deals with concepts that are important for teenagers with focusing to portray their concerns. Due to what he experienced in his own life he tries to show the problems of war, such as migration, for children in his works. Farhad has penned more than one hundred books and most of them released by Iranian great publishers. Some of his books has been translated into other languages and published in various countries.
Among his books are following as:
- The statues’ Finger(1997)
- Bath Symphony(1995)
- The Raisin smiles of the Happy Family(2003)
- The Seventh Bench by the Lake(2006)
- The Scorpions of the Ship Bambak(2009)
- This Weblog is Relinquished(2013)
- Carrot Milkshake(2015)
Hassanzadeh has been nominated for the International Astrid Lingren Award (2017) and Hans Christian Andersen Award (2018). He has awarded many literary prizes in Iran and abroad as well such as:
-Best Book Award from the Cultural Society of Children’s Publishers
-Silver Flying Turtle Award
-Children’s’ Special Book Award
-Best Book Award from Shahid Ghanipour Book Festival