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About the Author: Masoud Malekyari (1980- Tehran) is the writer, research and translator of children books. He is a very strenuous writer in this field. Ironic language and novel atmospheres of his stories are the strengths of his works. Malekyari has been teaching creative writing and storytelling at think tanks, cultural centers, universities, and workshops for children and teenagers for years. He was elected to the Erik Book award in 2015 and was also nominated for the Iranian Book of the year Award.

He is the author of twenty books for children and adolescents including

-the famous Amir Arslan

-domestic guns

-pigeons and flying giraffes

-A Smiling Man’s Journey

-Important Things Like Music

Title : Do not Mess with the Circle of Life

Author: Masoud Malekyari

Illustrator: Roser Matas Nadal

Publisher: Magnik Books Pubs.

Years of Publishing:2019

No. of Pages:48

Age Group:7+

Size:25×25/Hardcover

ISBN: 9786003623546

◙  English and German text are available.

About the Book:

Ribo felt affection for his uncle so much. But one day something bad came about and his uncle died. It left a very bad impression on Ribo’s spirit and he hated death since then. He was forever and a day worried about what would happen if his parents and family members died. He even feared his snake friend, Fisso, who might in all probability eat him someday. Fisso had said that although they were friends, they might eat each other one day to survive. The two friends went to the wise rat to find a way to avoid such an event. The wise rat said it was the life cycle’s fault. The two decided to hit upon the life cycle and devastate it. They went and went and found the home of the life cycle and destroyed it and eliminated death. After that, everything was going on happily and joyfully. But it did not take long for them and others to find out their life were getting harder and harder. Because of the growing population, there was nothing to eat and no place to sleep. Eventually, they had to go for the cycle again to fix it so life would go back to normal.

This book contains a decipherable and revealing story for children that put in plain words to them the logic of creation in an easy language. The fascinating illustrations of the book help children to understand the story and its message.

 

Title : Great as a Button

Author: Masoud Malekyari

Illustrator: Sebastiao Peixoto

Publisher: Magnik Books Pubs.

Years of Publishing:2019

No. of Pages:32

Age Group:6+

Size:25×25/Hardcover

ISBN: 9786004626804

 

 

 

 

About the Book:

One day, in a clash between two kids, a black plastic button on the shirt of one of them fell to the ground; no one paid any attention to it and did not dig it. This made it very upset to see no one cared about. It wished to be noticed. It thought that if one day it became a button on the king’s clothes or the commander of other buttons, then it would be important and others would pay attention to it. One day a little boy came to the tailor shop and the tailor gave the button to the boy and he threw it in his pocket. The pocket was very dark like a prison cell. After a while, the boy took the button out of his pocket and the button suddenly saw everywhere was bright. Although it had not become a button on the clothes of the king or the commander of other buttons, now he felt himself big and important, as big as a button.

This book contains a story told by a black plastic button. The message of it is to make the children understand that everything and everyone is imperative and precious in its own respect. The book has vivid and nice illustrations that help a lot with conveying the story message to the kids.

 

Title : the Crooked City

Author: Masoud Malekyari

Illustrator: Susan Batori

Publisher: Magink Pubs.

Years of Publishing:2020

No. of Pages:36

Age Group:8+

Size:9×12.4

ISBN::978-3-96656-024-5

◙  Sample English text is available.

 

About the Books:

Being able to state your opinion and beliefs and trying to prove them is an ability that even most adults lack. The crooked city is the story of a zebra that believes everything is crooked in the city and nothing is straight; and although this puts him in trouble, he tells his opinion to every one of the citizens and even to the King. To teach self-confidence and critical thinking to children, this story can be of great help.

 

Title : Anil, the ice cream master

Author: Masoud Malekyari

Illustrator: Richard Watson

Publisher: Magink Pubs.

Years of Publishing:2020

No. of Pages:32

Age Group:3+

Size:9.6×10.3

ISBN: 978-3-96656-016-0

◙  Sample English text is available.

 

About the Books:

8 Ice-creams a Day?! Who doesn’t want thatThis is probably the most delicious way to teach children about the meaning of “endeavor”. In this story children will learn to work hard to fulfill their wishes and make their dreams come true. Even if the ways are somewhat unconventional at times!

There’ s only one thing Anil wants: Ice creams! But how can this little boy achieve his dream?

a cool and fun story that says: “if you have a goal, then try endlessly.”

 

 

Title : Being the Best

Author: Masoud Malekyari

Illustrator: Jimmy holder

Publisher: Magink Pubs.

Years of Publishing:2020

No. of Pages:32

Age Group:3+

Size:9.6×10.3

ISBN:

◙  Sample English text is available.

 

About the Books:

Have you ever had a traumatic life experience that left you feeling like you couldn’t do things the way you used to before? Flu, the flute of this story, is hit by a car one day after one of its concerts. The accident causes him to lose three of its keynotes and be left only with two. He sets on a journey to find a new place for himself and his two remaining notes. After encountering several creatures that try to help him in their own fun ways, Flu finally realizes he makes the best ambulance noise in town and joins forces with a cool ambulance to help people out.

This beautifully illustrated story tells the importance of finding your place in the world and thriving despite forced disabilities.

Not letting physical disabilities get in the way of you trying to achieve new goals Knowing that there is a place in this world for everyone. You just have to look hard enough to find it.

 

 

Title : The Collection of “Troubles of the Bright City” (2Vols.)

Writer: Masoud Malekyari

Illustrator: Qazal Fatolahi

Subject: Fantasy books

Age group: 6+

Year of publication: 2018

Number of pages: 36 pages

Book size: 22×22

ISBN: 9789743898526

*Sample English text is available

About this collection:

The collection of “Troubles of Bright City” is the story of a city with ordinary and friendly people that in every book, they encounter an environmental problem and the story characters try to solve that problem together. This collection is written for children and its writer is Masoud Malekyari and Ghazal Fathollahi is its illustrator.

 

Ordinary One-Floor People

This book is about a girl called “Afshoon” that her only skill is cleaning chimneys. Just when she gets disappointed from her job and life, somebody enters the city and by building a factory, makes their bright city full of smoke and dirt. Afshoon, despite being an ordinary human, decides to do a big job and with her friends help, traps the smoke in a net and then she goes into the chimney of the factory and releases the smoke there. So the factory gets closed and its owner runs away. Afshoon is sent to hospital but eventually she gets better and her city is saved too.

 

 

 

 

 

Important Things like Music

Trompa is a little boy who plays music in the bright city and he sleeps in his own instrument. After a while a stranger comes to the city who claims he can solve the traffic problems by giving people car horns. He makes the city full of noise pollution.  But very soon, everybody gets sick of these noises and Trompa decides to solve this problem. Trompa and his friends play a pantomime in the city and aware everybody of the problem and then they solve it. Until the night, we finished the plan and practiced our roles. We had to get the bright city rid of all the noise.

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