‘Breaking Stalin's Nose’ available to Iranian children and teens
Publish Date : Friday 16 August 2019 - 15:11
IBNA- The children historical novel ‘Breaking Stalin's Nose’ by Russian-American author and illustrator Eugene Yelchin has been translated into Persian by Nasrin Vakili and published.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book which portrays the overwhelming horror amount of former Soviet people during the rule of Joseph Stalin was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2012. The Persian translation of the work has been released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in Tehran in 154 pages and 1000 copies.
The synopsis of ‘Breaking Stalin's Nose’ reads: “Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six. The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism. A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience. A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.
But now that it is finally time to join the Young Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. He breaks a classmate's glasses with a snowball. He accidentally damages a bust of Stalin in the school hallway. And worst of all, his father, the best Communist he knows, was arrested just last night.”
A graduate of psychology, the veteran Iranian translator Nasrin Vakili (1944) has translated over 150 books for children and young adults.