Mina's life according to David Almond
"My name is Mina", a book by David Almond which was short-listed for the 2011 Guardian Award, has been marketed in Iran.
IBNA: David Almond (born 15 May 1951) is a British children's writer who has written several novels, each one to critical acclaim.
David Almond's major awards include the Carnegie Medal; two Whitbread Awards; two Smarties Prizes; the Michael L. Printz Award (USA); the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA); a Silver Pencil and three Silver Kisses (Netherlands); the Katholischer Kinder-und Jugendbuchpreis (Germany); and Le Prix Sorcieres (France).
In 2010 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international award for an author of children's books. My Name is Mina was short-listed for the 2011 Guardian Award.
"My name is Mina" has been rendered into Persian by Maryam Rafe'e and released by Iran-ban.
Written as Mina's diary, it reflects the main character's creativity and curiosity. Mina loves words - the sound of them, their flow and patterns, reflected in the wonderful use of words, fonts and space throughout the book. She has a uncompromising sense of wonder at the world around her - from the blackbird chicks in her tree, to the sheer immensity of the universe.
The book is marketed in Iran in 372 pages.
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