IBNA- A children book, ‘The Promise’ (2014) by English author, scientist and zoologist Nicola Davies which is an allegorical tale of hope has been translated into Persian and published.
Featuring beautiful illustrations by Laura Carlin, the book has been translated into Persian by Heshmat Sadat Mir-Abedini and released by Madreseh (School) Publishing in 46 pages.
Synopsis of ‘The Promise’ reads “On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise.
It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good. Here is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old.
In an exciting collaboration, author Nicola Davies joins forces with illustrator Laura Carlin to create a contemporary tale inspired by Jean Giono’s 1953 story, ‘L’homme qui plantait des arbr’ (The Man Who Planted Irees).”