IBNA- ‘My Name is Gabito: the Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2009), a book by Monica Brown which introduces the legendary Colombian writer to children has been published in Persian.
Illustrated by Raul Colon, the book has been translated into Persian under the title 'A Boy with Wild Imagination: the Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ by Shahab al-Din Abbasi and released by Nokhostin Publishing in 1500 copies.
Can you imagine a shipwrecked sailor living on air and seaweed for eight days? Can you imagine a trail of yellow butterflies fluttering their wings to songs of love? Once, there was a little boy named Gabito who could.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is perhaps one of the most brilliant writers of our time. He is a tremendous figure, enormously talented, and unabashedly admired. ‘My Name is Gabito’ is his story, lovingly told, for children to enjoy. Using the imagery from his novels, Monica Brown traces the novelist's life in this creative nonfiction picture book from his childhood in Colombia to today. This is an inspiring story about an inspiring life, full of imagination and beauty.
Monica Brown, (PhD) has written many award-winning books for children, including ‘Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People’ (Henry Holt), winner of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and an Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, and ‘Waiting for the Biblioburro’ (Random House), a Christopher Award winner.