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The Champion and The Elephant

Posted on August 25, 2014 in Persian Books

The paintings which accompany these stories are in Old Persian Tea House Style

This is a story from ancient Iran; tales of the braveries, courage, heroism and loyalty …

In this story there is a well- known champion whom everybody likes and respects, they like him not out of fear but because of his kindness, his devotion and his friendliness towards his people…

One day he has been invited to battle against an elephant, he refuses at first but he is forced to do it, in the end you find friendship between the two of them…

The Story of the White Panther

Posted on August 25, 2014 in Persian Books

One day, without any explanation, the white leopard decides to leave the jungle and go to the town to live there among people in peace and quiet for the rest of his life. He is tired of being cruel and brutal.

On his way to the town, he meets some people who were passing by, he tries to show them that he is not dangerous and wants to make friends and to be nice and friendly with them. But soon he finds out that people can be even more dangerous than animals….

Neither Friendship nor Hatred Will be Forgotten

Posted on August 25, 2014 in Persian Books

This book contains a new rendition of an animal fable from the book “Kalila & Dimmna” whose origins reach back to over 2000 years ago. Old Indian fable collection “Panchatantra”. The story of greed, betrayal and thankfulness concerns a jeweller, a snake, a tiger and a monkey who are caught in a deep hole in the forest together. A traveller who frees them from their peril, receives a necklace from the tiger as a thank– you gift. When the traveller meets the jeweller again, the latter is driven by greed to lie and betray his way to the necklace and get the traveller thrown in jail. The snake comes to the rescue and saves the traveller from a sentence.


Talking with You

Posted on August 24, 2014 in Persian Books

This is the story of a little boy who is the only survivor of a voyaging ship which was wrecked during a storm at sea. He who is seriously traumatized and very frightened find himself in a small, small island. But before he feels lonely, an old Palm tree comforts him and asks all the animals and the trees on the island to be kind and friendly to him. The kind old Palm Tree named this boy Khoda-dad means god– given boy!

Khoda-dad grows up and he starts asking a lot of questions from the old Palm Tree, he asks about the Creation and the Creator: Who has created days and nights, the trees and plants, the animals and the birds… all he receives as an answer is: Mighty God !

Khoda-dad asks the old Palm Tree how we can thank God for all he has given us, the Palm Tree answers that every creature thanks God on its own special way: we appreciate Him by giving fruits and shadows to provide other creature something to eat and a nice and cool resting spot to rest…

Khoda- dad says but this is not a good way to thank God for me as a Human, he leaves the old Palm Tree to go and find out how other creatures thank God! On his way he finds many amazing things, until he comes to an old man…


Elahe Taherian

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Illustrators

Date of Birth:        1979

Place of Birth:       Tehran, Iran

Honar(Art) University , Tehran, Iran : Master of Illustration 2009

Shahed Art University , Tehran, Iran : Bachelor of Painting 2006



Children’s and Teenager’s Book Illustration 2006 – 2011

-Golbahar Stories, Sureh Mehr Publication, Tehran, Iran 2006

-If Snowmen don’t Melt, Neyestan Publication, Tehran, Iran 2008

-Hero’s Story, Beh-Nashr publication, Tehran, Iran 2009

-Salemon and His Dreams, Soureh-Mehr publication, Tehra,Iran 2009

-Teaching Persian Musical Instrument to children, Soureh-Mehr Publication, Tehran, Iran 2010

-Dad’s Tales, Society of Children mental Development publication, Tehran, Iran , 2009

-Reading Easily for children, Neyestan Publication, Tehran, Iran, 2010

Illustration for Koushesh Magazine (Children’s Magazine), society of children’s Mental

Development, 2007-2010


-Design of Characters for Animation Series “Shekarestan” for Iranian Broadcasting TV, Iran,2007

Group Painting Exhibition

-Khaneh-Honarmandan-e- Iran (Society of Artist), Tehran, Iran 2007

-Atbin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2007

-Ershad Art Center, Sanandaj, Iran 2006

-Quazvin Art Center, Quazvin, Iran 2006


-Participated at Satrykon Cartoon Compitition. Poland 2008

-Participated at Dr.Sondouzi Drawing Festival, Iran 2007

-Award Nominee for Molavi Stories Festival, Iran 2006


-Winner of First Prize for Children & Teenagers Mag at Country Wide Festival ,Tehran, Iran, 2009

-Winner of Second prize for School Book Illustration Festival ,Tehran,Iran,2006


Nazanin Abbasi

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Illustrators

Born in Tehran, Iran,28 February 1982



  • M.A. In Illustration,Tehran, Iran, Islamic Azad University
  • B.A. In Painting Tehran, Iran, Sooreh Art university



  • 2015 – Tehran, Iran,The Little Black Fish Medal for illustration of,’’ Watch out! Take care of Rats … and Others…”, Selected for the Book Of The Year from The Children’s Book Council
  • 2015 – Tehran, Iran, Selected for The Book Of The Year from The Children’s Book Council for illustration of “Fishermen and Spring”,
  • 2015 –Bratislava,Slovakia, TheAward candidate ofThe Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (IBBY)
  • 2011 –CJ South Korea,Selected forThe Fourth International Festival of Illustrations




  • 2014 – Seyed Ali Shojaee,’’ Watch out! Take care of Rats … and Others…”, Neyestan
  • 2014 – Zahra Davari, “A slice of watermelon”, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
  • 2014 – Susan Taghdis,”Game Devilish” , Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
  • 2013 – MojganKalhor, “Fishermen and Spring”, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults
  • 2013 – AhmadrezaAhmadi, “Little girl, Fish, Aloneness”, NazarPublishers
  • 2011 – AhmadrezaAhmadi, “I found my white rabbit in the spring”, Neyestan
  • 2010 – DaryooshSadeghi, , “Easy to read”, Neyestan



Group Exhibitions:

  • 2013 – Tehran, Iran, Tehran Biennial of Illustrations, Saba Cultural Institute
  • 2013 -Tehran, Iran, 104 Windows Illustration Exhibition, Iranian Artists’ Forum
  • 2012 -Frankfurt, Germany, Illustration Exhibition
  • 2011 -Tehran, Iran, Illustrations annual, Iranian Artists’ Forum
  • 2010 -Tehran, Iran, Illustrations annual Imam Ali Museum


Date of Birth:        1981

Place of Birth:       Tehran, Iran

BA in Painting, Sooreh University, Tehran

Master in Illustration, Islamic Azad University

-Illustrated more than 6 children books and a number of book covers

-Illustrated for Iran Newspaper and for the Year Book of Sooreh Mehr Publishing House


Farhad Jamshidi

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Illustrators

Date of Birth:        1970

Place of Birth:       Tehran, Iran


Alireza Goldouzian

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Illustrators

Date of Birth:        1976

Place of Birth:       Tehran, Iran

He is MA in illustration. He has illustrated 87 books for children and young adults so far. The Last his awards and Exhibitions are:

Grand Prix winner at the BIB Grand Prix at the Biennial of Illustrations of Bratislava, 2005 (BIB 2005)

3rd Winner of the 1st Edition of Sharjah Exhibition for Children Books’ Illustrations, 2012

Selected Artist at the 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012 & 2013 Bologna Children’s Illustration

1st winner of the Golden Pen at the 2003 Belgrade Exhibition of Illustration

Honourable Diploma at the 2001 BAIJ Biennial of Asian Illustrators in Japan


Pejman Rahimizadeh

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Illustrators

Date of Birth:        1970

Place of Birth:       Tehran, Iran

He finished his primary education in the city of Lahijan, and in 1997, he received his Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication from The Art and Architecture branch of Azad University of Tehran. He started his professional career as an illustrator and graphic designer in 1994, and has contributed in creating more than 40 titles of children and young adult books, as well as designing and illustrating more than 300 books and magazine covers. He is also an instructor of specialized academic illustration-related courses.


He has gained a great number of national and international prizes, among them are;

-The honorary diploma of illustration; International Competition of Books for Young Adults (IBBY), 2004

– The honorary diploma of illustration; Asian Illustrators’ Competition, Japan (BAIJ), 2002


Mitra Abdolahi

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Illustrators

Date of Birth:        1973

Place of Birth:       Manjil, Iran

BA in Communication Illustration at Art University , Tehran

MA in Illustrations at Tehran University

Has worked with various Children Press

Member of the Iranian Illustrators Cultural & Artistic Association

Has illustrated more than 50 children books

Winner of a number of national and international prizes