News ID: 110315
Publish Date : 18 December 2022 - 21:42

Children to Enjoy Reading ‘Wish on A Unicorn’ ‎in Persian

TEHRAN (IBNA) -- ‘Wish on a Unicorn’ (1991) by American author Karen Hesse a compassionate ‎children’s story with colorful language and clear psychological insight has been published ‎in Persian. ‎
The children’s book has been translated into Persian by Parvin Alipour. Tehran-based major Publishing House Cheshmeh has released ‘Wish on A Unicorn’ in 105 pages.
Now I didn’t believe a broken-down old unicorn could make wishes come true . . . not for a minute. But what if it could?
Mags has a lot to wish for―a nice house with a mama who isn’t tired out from work; a normal little sister; a brother who doesn’t mooch for food; and, once in a while, she’d like some new clothes for school. When her sister Hannie finds a stuffed unicorn, Mags’s wishes start to come true. She knows the unicorn can’t really be magic, but she won’t let anything ruin her newfound luck―even if it means telling her own sister to believe something that can’t possibly be true.
Publishers Weekly comments on this book: “With colorful regional language and clear psychological insight, Hesse’s debut ranks with Betsy Byars’s Pinballs and Cynthia Voight’s Homecoming in describing families surviving as best they can under economic privation.”
Karen Hesse (born on August 29, 1952 Baltimore, Maryland) is an author of children’s literature and literature for young adults. She studied theatre at Towson State College, and finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in English, Psychology, and Anthropology. In 1998 she won the Newbery Medal for her young adult novel, Out of the Dust. Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teen-aged daughters.