IBNA- Children book ‘The Parker Inheritance’ (2018) by American Author Varian Johnson has been translated into Persian and published for the children of our country.
Targeting children aged 8 to 12, the book which has received several accolades has been translated into Persian by Hoda Nejad-Hosseinian and has been released by Porteghal Publishing in Tehran.
Synopsis of ‘The Parker Inheritance’ reads: “When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman; an injustice that happened decades ago; a mystery enfolding its writer; and the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.
So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?”
Johnson writes on his book: “This children story is a puzzle mystery, and was certainly influenced by ‘The Westing Game’, the Newbery-winning masterpiece by Ellen Raskin. But ‘The Parker Inheritance’ also tackles real social justice issues, which are just as important to the story as the puzzle. Specifically, much of the novel was inspired by an interaction with my brother while in high school.”
Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including ‘The Great Greene Heist’, which was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection, and ‘To Catch a Cheat’, another Jackson Greene adventure and a Kids’ Indie Next List pick.