IBNA- The Persian translation of the children and young adults novel, 'Me and Marvin Gardens' by American writer Amy Sarig King was unveiled in Tehran on Friday.
According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which was selected Washington Post Best Book of the Year in 2017 has been translated into Persian by Rezvan Khorramian and released by Jom'eh Publishing.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by the translator, expert Shahram Eghbalzadeh, a number of translators and researchers of children and young adults literature as well as the members of Book-Eaters club.
In 'Me and Marvin Gardens' Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy has abandoned him. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about.
So Obe hangs out at the nearby creek, in the last wild patch left, picking up trash and looking for animal tracks. One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags...
No one has seen a creature like this before. The animal-Marvin Gardens-becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.
'Me and Marvin Gardens' which was also a New York Public Library Best Book for Kids has been released in Persian in 1000 copies.