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The Little Black Fish

Bilingual Edition
Authors: Amuzegar, Hooshang | Behrangi, Samad
ISBN: 978-0-936347-78-3
Pages: 52
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: Softcover
Language: English and Persian


Very well known Persian children's story by Samad Behrangi. Includes English translation and Illustrations. The story won prizes at the Bologna and Bratislava children's books fairs. Also suitable for adults practicing their Persian.


SAMAD BEHRANGI was born in Tabriz in 1939. He received his early education in Tabriz and graduated from high school in 1957. He taught in the rural districts of Azerbaijan for eleven years, familiarizing villagers, especially children and youth, to books and libraries.

The Little Black Fish (1968) is his most well-known work. Two of his other works were published in 1969. They are "One Peach, A Thousand Peaches" and "24 Restless Hours." Some of his concerns regarding the Iranian system of education are outlined in an essay entitled, "Investigations into the Educational Problems of Iran." He also published "Tales of Azerbaijan," in two volumes. The "Tales" were translated from Azeri Turkish into Farsi. Behrangi died in a swimming accident in a river in Azerbaijan in 1968.

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