IBNA- A juvenile story book ‘Spin the Dawn’ (2019) by American author Elisabeth Lim has been published in Persian and is sold in Iranian bookstores.
This book has been translated into Persian by Zahra Miali. Tandis Publishing in Tehran has released ‘Spin the Dawn’ in 400 pages.
A tailor in disguise Three legendary dresses. The competition of a lifetime.
‘Project Runway’ meets ‘Mulan’ in this sweeping fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.
On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land- but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. Then a royal messenger summons her ailing father to court, and Maia seizes her chance. Disguised as a man, she travels to the Summer Palace in her father's place to compete for the emperor's favour, and the coveted position of imperial tailor.
If Maia's ruse is discovered, her life will be forfeit. But if she wins, she will achieve her greatest dream.
Yet nothing could have prepared her for the challenge ahead: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's bride-to-be. One from the laughter of the sun, one from the tears of the moon, and one from the blood of stars.
Accompanied by the mysterious court enchanter, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise, Maia's journey will take her to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.
Elizabeth Lim grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was raised on a hearty diet of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Before becoming an author, she was a professional film and video game composer, and she still tends to come up with her best book ideas while writing near a piano.
An alumna of Harvard College and the Juilliard School, she now resides in New York with her husband and two daughters. Other books by Elizabeth include ‘Unravel the Dusk’, the New York Times bestseller ‘So This is Love’, and ‘Reflection’.