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Children's Fiction Middle East

That Night's Train

by (author) Ahmad Akbarpour

illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

translated by Majid Saghafi

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Category
Middle East, Girls & Women, Friendship
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554983063
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554981700
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554981694
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $14.95

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  • Grade: p to 12
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Description

A young motherless girl becomes friends with a teacher/writer who weaves the story of their friendship into her novel. A moving book about promises and the nature of stories.

About the authors

Ahmad Akbarpour is a novelist, short-story writer and author of children's books. He has won the Iranian National Book Award and was selected for the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) honor list in 2006. He is the author of the picture book Good Night, Commander, illustrated by Morteza Zahedi (Groundwood, 2010). He lives in Shiraz, Iran.

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Isabelle Arsenault is a very talented Quebec illustrator who has won an impressive number of awards and has achieved international recognition. She has illustrated Migrant by Maxine Trottier, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award; Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, winner of the Governor General’s Award; Le coeur de monsieur Gauguin by Marie-Danielle Croteau, winner of the Governor General’s Award; and My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. She has also illustrated Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol and Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt, forthcoming from Groundwood. Isabelle has won the Grand Prix for illustration (Magazines du Québec) for six years running. She lives with her family in Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

That Night's Train is a satisfying story that weaves together fiction and reality in a unique way.

CM

Reading and writing both become their own characters in Akbarpour's sly prose, as he blends and blurs what might be real-life characters with their unreliable narrators to create quite the literary adventure.

Smithsonian

... perfect... a story from life experiences.

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