Soodabeh and Snow girl

Soodabeh and Snow girl / Far and Near Tales

©Daarvak Publishing House 2023


Writer: Hamidreza Shahabadi

Illustrator: Amin Soleimani Najafabadi

Format: Hardcover,

Number of pages: 24 pages


Age: 7 to 14 years

Illustration: Full color

Genre: Children’s Book

Publication date: 2023

ISBN: 9783911036047



„Yuki-onna“ is a spirit in Japanese folklore and myth. A mythology or belief system is often concerned with supernatural beings and it provides a rationale for a culture reflected in how people relate to each other in everyday life.
Soodabeh and Snow girl is a story written based on Yuki-onna who is one of the archetypes and old anime in Japanese mythology and literature. In this story, Soodabeh, is a sweet girl who is very interested in Japanese anime. She loses her way in the snowy mountain at night and unexpected things happen to her.
Dedication is the main idea of ​​​​this story, and the author has picked it up from Japanese folklore in order to create an attractive and expressive way to build a story of friendship and support.


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 the culture of tolerance for children.
The stories of this collection are not totally based on the folktales and classic stories of each country, but also on their mythical and archetypal characters. In addition, all books are done under the supervision of social and literary experts.


About the author : Hamidreza Shahabadi was born in 1967. He is one of the famous and popular writers for children and youth in Iran, whose fame has reached other countries and his books have been translated into foreign languages, too. In addition, he has received numerous awards for his books, including the White Ravens List by the International Youth Library in Munich and a nomination for the 2023 Astrid Lindgren Award.

About the Illustrator : Amin Soleimani Najafabadi was born in 1984. He is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director. Amin is very interested in working in the field of illustration and has done many art and illustration projects and is currently working professionally with publishers. He is also a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Association and has been selected for several art and design festivals.


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.