December 9, 2009

Iranian Kids' Books, part 3

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  1. Wow, those illustrations are mindblowingly beautiful.

  2. now that is jaw-dropping stuff. i may have been iranian (persian?) in another life.....

  3. Hi,

    These are very nice, Im iranian, and when I see them, some of them bring back memories of my childhood. :)

    thanks for posting them

  4. Hi Will,
    A friend forwarded me these blogs of Iranian children's book art. They are absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I am Iranian myself and have several of the books from when I was a child. I featured some of them in a book I designed and co-authored titled, Urban Iran. Here's a link to it:

    If you are still looking for a Farsi translator, I can help somewhat. I would also like to put together Iranian children's book art in book form. Maybe we can collaborate on this.


  5. Thanks for all your nice comments!

    Charlotte, definitely get in touch. My email is


  6. The illustrations for the Crow are wonderful!

  7. I'm an Iranian and I don't think anybody else has enjoyed these works as much as I did. Thanks for the post and I'm already a follower.

  8. Wow, these are magical, everything about Iranian art, music and literature captivated me! I am wanting to start to learn Persian, does anyone know where these books can be bought? I can't find anything on the Internet, I was thinking children's books would be a good way to start lean ring as I am guessing that they would be quite simple linguistically... Any help would be much appreciated :)

  9. WOW! These are stunning! Thank you for sharing. I am half Iranian and I used to love it when my mum read to me from these sorts of books! Thank you!