I write to you

I write to you / Far and Near Tales

©Daarvak Publishing House 2023


Writer: Laleh Jafari

Illustrator: Sahar Khaleghi

Format: Hardcover,

Number of pages: 24 pages


Age: 7 to 14 years

Illustration: Full color

Genre: Children’s Book

Publication date: 2023

ISBN: 9783911036023



«Sita» is a goddess present in various tales of Hindu mythology. Myths are a part of every culture in the world and are used to explain natural phenomena, such as where people came from and how their behavior is. In the story I write to you, the author with the knowledge of Indian mythological characters, especially Sita, has created a new story, which bridges cultures and creates space for coexistence and friendship. In this story, Laleh, who is angry with her friend, receives a gift from her: a souvenir from India. It is a Sita doll and the adventures that happened between Laleh and that Sita doll, and etc. are all told in this picture book. The author, Laleh Jafari, has tried to create attractive and expressive ways to deal with issues such as peace, friendship, and cultural connections in the world by using some special cultural symbols


More about this book :

«Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human» UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles on Tolerance
This book is part of a -12volume series called “Far and Near Stories.
In this series, we are looking for sweet and indirect ways to achieve concepts of peace, love and tolerance among children. The stories of this collection are not totally based on the folk and classic stories of each country, but also on their mythical and archetypal personalities. In addition, all books are done under the supervision of social and literary experts.


About the author : Laleh Jafari was born in Isfahan in 1966. She is one of the famous and popular writers for children and youth in Iran. She has received numerous awards including: «Hello children» Year Award Book, The book of the «Year of Growth» in (several courses), The selected message of the 100th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen in 2005 and other awards. 

About the illustrator : Sahar Khaleghi was born in 1988 in Tehran. She is an illustrator, painter, and graphic designer and also, she is a permanent member of Iran’s Illustrators Association. Her works have been exhibited in many countries, including Germany, Poland, Turkey, China, and Ukraine. Furthermore, in 2018, she received the special award of the 5th Gold Panda International Illustration, in China.


Key Selling Points
1. We show how gift-giving is important in relationships. In virtually every culture, gifts and the events at which they are exchanged are a crucial part of the essential process of creating and maintaining social relationships.
2. A fresh look at “kindness,” and “respect to other cultures” with miraculous illustrations.
3. Uniquely designed to allow children to find themselves in each page; it is an empowering book for both adults and children who normally hold marginalized identities in societies.
4. A professional resource to help parents, teachers, therapists, and etc. begin to introduce, explore and address this idea: how to make and keep a friendship.