IBNA- The children book ‘Maggot Moon' written by Sally Gardner was translated into Persian by Nastaran Zahiri and released.
Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Zahiri said that the Persian translation of ‘Maggot Moon' has been released by Afarenigan Publishing in Tehran: “The book is centered on the story of the boy called Standish Treadwell.”
“When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish realizes that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland,” she said.
“Sally Gardner is a British children's writer and illustrator. Her first full-length novel was a breakthrough, as ‘I, Coriander’ won the Smarties Prize in 2005 (reader category 9–11 years). It is set in Cromwellian London and tells the story of Coriander, the unhappy daughter of a silk merchant,” she added.
Zahiri pointed out: “Gardner won both the Costa Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for ‘Maggot Moon’.
Following her description of ‘Maggot Moon’, Zahiri said: “I suppose that the message of this book is “belief”. The fact that belief in one’s own abilities regardless of his or her social and physical state will enable the one to do everything. It has also the other message: fantasy and imagination is a must for having a successful and different lifestyle.”