IBNA- 'Black Queen', a book by prolific British writer of books for children and young adults Michael Morpurgo has been published in Persian and is available for Iranian children.
The work has been illustrated by Tony Ross, translated into Persian by Jamal Akrami and released by Mehrab-e Ghalam Publishing in 1100 copies.
The 'Black Queen' is what Billy calls his shadowy next-door neighbour. She always wears a black cloak and a wide-brimmed black hat. She lurks about her garden, alone except for her black cat. Scarily for Billy, the Black Queen befriends him and asks him to look after her cat while she's away.
Billy can't resist the opportunity to peek inside her house. There are chessboards scattered everywhere. Who is the Black Queen and what sort of game is she playing? Billy thinks he knows...
Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, Sir Michael Andrew Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera.