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 have been translated into other languages and published in various countries.

Some Awards:

Hassanzadeh has been nominated for the International Astrid Lingren Award (2017) and Hans Christian Andersen Award (2018). He was 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



Some of his bestsellers titles:

Carrot Ice cream (Short Story Collection)


Publisher: Ofoq Pubs.

Publication Date: 2014

Age Group: +12

ISBN: 9786003530539

Size: 14.5 cm x 18.5 cm

Pages: 128

◙ Sample English text is available

About the Book:

The stories of this title are all based in the modern environment of today’s city and have entangled with young adults’ lives. These six stories are mainly realistic ones with delicate tracks of humor. Some of the characters and their dialogues can also be interesting for adults and this could add to the values of the book, for younger adults always like to read adults’ literature. On the other hand, there is clear evidence of the author’s fascination with adolescents’ language and slang. This alone can attract a wide range of audiences for this book. Moreover, Farhad Hassanzadeh is among very prolific and well-known Iranian authors for children and young adults. His books have been translated in many countries around the world, and he has won many national literary awards so far. It’s worth mentioning that parallel stories in each of the six chapters of the book have prominent roles in inspiring creativity and delicacy in younger readers.

Group 5+1(4 Vols.)

Illustrated by: Zainab Hosseini

Publisher: Ofoq Pubs.

Publication Date: 2016

Age Group: 10+

ISBN: 9786003532960, 9786003532977, 9786003532984, 9786003532991

Size: 14.5 cm x 18.5 cm

Pages: 64, 64, 72, 72

1- The Troublesome Birthday Party

2- The Man Who Found Himself

3- Corpse… Unauthorized

4- Biz… Biz… Business

◙ Sample English text is available

About the Book:

P5+1 is the latest work by Farhad Hassanzadeh, who is among the most well-known authors for children and young adults in Iran. He has numerous works with national and international acclaim, such as Goodnight Commander. In this collection of short novels for younger readers, there are stories about friendship, unity, sense of humor, curiosity, and of course, lots of fun. In recent years, short novellas for children at the early years of primary school have been celebrated around the world. Many critics, schoolteachers, and parent believe such books will help them to raise book-loving children and adolescents. G5+1 is one of few Iranian series, with interesting characters, whose relationships and friendships are full of unexpected adventures and life lessons. Therefore, translating of this series would not cause any damage to its authenticity.

The stories revolve around 5 kids (and the plus one, is one of the boys’ younger sister) who are neighbors in an apartment, and they face various stories, such as an unwanted birthday, burglary in their building, a strange man, and funny enough, running a house business in order to have enough money to buy out their school. Everybody knows 5 plus 1 equals 6, oh, but not here. Here 5 plus 1 equals storm, typhoon, earthquake, clamor, cheer, glee, and one hundred other things!

The Longest Ruler of the World (Short Story)

Publisher: Soore-ye Mehr Pubs.

Year of Publishing: 2018/Second Edition

No. of Pages: 75/Paperback

Age Group: 14+

Size: 12.5 × 19

ISBN: 978 900322557

◙ Sample English text is available

About the Book:

The longest ruler in the world is a collection of stories about the 45-day resistance during the war. The stories of this book include social contexts and concepts during the different periods of recent years. Reading each story, the reader sees himself as a part of the picture as if he has entered the frame of the picture of the story.

Masho in Fog (novel)

Publisher: Soore-ye Mehr Pubs.

Year of Publishing: 2018/5th Edition

No. of Pages: 86/Paperback

Age Group: 14+

Size: 12.5 × 19

ISBN: 9789645064035  

  ◙ Sample English text is available.

◙ 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.


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