The Pomegranate’s Guest

by Sepideh Khalili

  • Illustrator: Sahar Haghgoo
  • ISBN: 978-3-96656-088-7
  • Type: Hardcover - Paperback – eBook
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Age range: 3+
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Book size: W 220 mm x H 280 mm
  • Publication date: May 2021
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  • Illustrator: Sahar Haghgoo
  • ISBN: 978-3-96656-088-7
  • Type: Hardcover - Paperback – eBook
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Age range: 3+
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Book size: W 220 mm x H 280 mm
  • Publication date: May 2021

On a cold night when all the baby pomegranates were cuddled up, a white worm entered their home. Mama Seed, who was afraid of worms, started worrying about the safety of her little ones. The night had covered the sky, and the Worm desperately asked the mother to let him stay as their guest for the night so he can forget about the unwelcoming darkness. The Baby Seeds ask their mum to let him stay and the Mama Seed reluctantly accepts. In the morning…

 

 

Creators

For over 30 years, Sepideh Khalili has been writing books for children. She is recognized as one of the most experienced and talented female writers and translators of children's books in Iran. She has published more than 300 books, a considerable number of which have won various awards. In writing her stories, Dr. Khalili pays vigorous attention to the psychological aspects of children's lives. Significantly, she draws her inspiration from the events around her, which then transforms them into the heart of narration. The idea of writing the book "The Pomegranate’s Guest" is the result of observing the difficulties of immigrants' lives in other countries.

Sahar Haghgoo is a freelance illustrator based in London. She creates her llustrations through digital and mixed media techniques and loves to use theater and drama scenes in her compositions. She is fascinated by Persian miniature and to her, it is a wonderous door to original inspiration. She also believes using their structures improves the scenes. Sahar and her daughter love to discuss literary elements within old tales which influences her work. Humor, love, and kindness are crucial aspects of her work, and she deems them a divine key to human happiness. Moreover, she has a BA in graphic design and a MA in illustration, and her favorite illustrators are Quentin Blake, Adolf Born, David Roberts, Kamāl ud-Diīn Behzād.