The Little Black Fish
The story is told through the voice of an old fish speaking to her 12,000 children and grandchildren. She describes the journey of a small black fish who leaves the safety of the local stream to venture into the world.
The path of the little fish leads down a waterfall and along the length of the river to the sea. Along the way the fish meets several interesting characters, including a helpful lizard and the dreaded pelican.
With both wisdom and courage, the fish travels far indeed, and the tale ends with the little black fish as an example for others.
- The Little Black Fish (Classics of Persian Literature, 2) Ibex Publishers (June, 1997) ISBN 0-936347-78-3
- "A Comic Adaptation of The Little Black Fish" Bizhan Khodabandeh (June 2012) ISBN 9780615666075
- Hans Christian Andersen award for illustrations by Farshid Mesghali (1974)
- First Graphic Prize, Sixth International Children Books’ Fair in Bologna for illustrations by Farshid Mesghali (1968)
- Honorary Diploma, Bratislava Biannual, Czechoslovakia, for illustrations by Farshid Mesghali (1968)
- English translation: The Little Black Fish
- The Little Black Fish That Created Big Waves - BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013flf9
- "The Little Black Fish That Created Big Waves", Negar Esfandiary, BBC Radio 4, 25 August 2011
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