Unveiling the youngest Iranian Author
during the 31th International book fair of Tehran, Seyyed Rastin Fayazi’s , a 7-year-old Iranian kid, book “Ashi ke sanjab baraye gorg pokht (what Squirrel did to the wolf)” was unveiled.
The director of Aftab Andishe Rooz institute in an interview on Monday with the IRNA cultural reporter talked about the book: The book won the first prize among Tehran 1st educational district when the author was a grade one student and he was only seven years old.
Nasrin Babaei added that the theme of the book is fantasy and is published for the B age group. She also added that the book was illustrated by well-known illustrator Mohamadreza Mir Shah Valad. By publishing the book, Fayazi won the title of the youngest Iranian author.
Babaei also mentioned that there were kids who published their books before, but Fayazi, who wrote the book at the age of 7, could break the record of the youngest Iranian author. She also stated that she is trying to register him as the youngest writer in the book of records.
The little writer of the book also said in an interview with IRNA about the details of his story: "The story begins with the squirrel being caught by the wolf because of the heavy rain in the jungle, but finally two wild and domestic animals make friend”. Rastin says he reads books for hours and uses every opportunity for reading, and he can remember most parts of those stories.
The book is published in 16 colored pages and its first publication is in 1000 copies.