Malay translation of Iranian children books is to be offered at the 30th international book fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults presents six children books in Malay language at the Kuala Lumpur international book fair, Iran Book News Agency reported.
The Malay versions of books acquaint Malaysian children with Iran and Persian culture.
The institute has offered around 100 books in the fair.
The institute plans to unveil its special offering (Malay versions of books) at the closing day ceremony of the fair.
At the Trade and Copyright Center of the book fair, a well-known Malaysian publication, Al Amin, has also offered Malaysian editions of selected Persian children books.
The books are: “Once upon a Time” by Susan Taqdis, “What Is the Thing, Who Is the One?” by Mostafa Rahmandust, “New Moon, New Look” by Asadollah Shabani, “That's Up, That's Down” by Fatemeh Tupchi, “Kuti Kuti” by Farhad Hassanzadeh and “It is not far from School” by Ali-Akbar Iran.
Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF), which is also known as Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur, will mark its 30th anniversary and is organized by the Ministry of Education together with the Malaysian Book Industry Council.
This year KLIBF is hosting 124 local publishers, 29 foreign publishers, 36 local government agencies, 3 foreign government agencies from the countries of Australia, Brunei, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, the Philippines, Turkey, UK, USA, Vietnam.
The books are in general titles, philosophy, psychology, religion, social sciences, languages, natural sciences, mathematics, technology, art, literature, geography and history.
Every year, more than one million visitors attend the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair that hosts a series of book launches, seminars, conventions and many other activities suited for the reading community at large.
The 2011 fair that has been started since 22nd April is running until 1st May, in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.