IBNA- The book 'Nothing but Trouble' (2016) by the acclaimed American author Jacqueline Davies on two smart girls determined to liven up their town has been published in Persian and is available to Iranian children.
The work has been translated into Persian by Ali Saheb al-Zamani who reflected on the book’s theme as: “Imagination in the world of children plays the same role as experience in the world of adults.” Cheshmeh Publishing in Tehran has released 'Nothing but Trouble' in 371 pages and 700 copies.
Synopsis of the book reads: “Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie’s big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it’s hard for Maggie a Sixth-grader to imagine a change.
But when Lena moves in with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang. Someone starts pulling the kind of pranks that send their rule-loving new principal into an uproar—complete with purple puffs of smoke, parachuting mice, and a scavenger hunt that leads to secret passageways.
Suddenly the same-old football games, election for class president, and embarrassing stories feel almost exciting. And for the first time in her life, Maggie begins to wonder if there might be more to Odawahaka than she ever saw coming!”
Humorous, smart, and full of small-town heart, ‘Nothing but Trouble’ will have mischief-loving readers caught up in the cleverness and determination of two girls who can’t be held down.