IBNA- Illustrated children book, 'The White and the Black Bear' (2007) authored by Jürg Schubiger and illustrated by Eva Muggenthaler has been translated into Persian and is available to Iranian kids.
Written by a winner of the Hans Christian Anderson Award, the book which is centered on children's fear of the dark has been translated into Persian by Gholam-Reza Emami. Valeh (Narengi) Publishing has released 'The White and the Black Bear' in 34 color pages.
The little girl is lying in her bed, her eyes wide open. The night is black and you can get lost in the darkroom like in a dark forest. But thank God, there is the white bear! He is sitting at the little girl’s bedside every night, slightly shimmering in the darkness. One day the white bear is gone and it is pitch-dark. The girl thinks: “If there is still a bear sitting beside my bed it must be a black one.” And indeed: she can hear a moist nose snuffling.
The work has been described as "A wonderfully written book about the power of imagination, remarkably illustrated with countless details."
Jürg Schubiger was a Swiss psychotherapist and writer of children's books. He won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1996 for Als die Welt noch jung war. For his "lasting contribution" as a children's writer, Schubiger received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2008.