Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Top ten quests in children’s books

David Cadji Newby is the author of The Little Boy Who Lost His Name and The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name. One of his ten top quests in children’s books, as shared at the Guardian:
The Little Black Fish by Samad Behrangi

What happens when you swim against the current? That’s the question at the heart of this book, which follows the Little Black Fish on a journey from his stream to the sea. It’s made more poignant by the fact that it was written in the 1960s by an Iranian author, as an allegory for daring to hold different political views – and whose early death was laid at the door of the regime. The book doesn’t shy away from mortality, and given its background, that should be embraced.
Read about the other entries on his list.

--Marshal Zeringue