The Palm
ISBN: 9789645643780
First print: 2002
Last print: 2012
Main language: Persian
Page count: 132
Publisher: Moin Publishing House
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The Palm

The Palm is a 132-page novel for teens and adults. The story begins with the arrival of an old man in a village. The experienced old man realizes that, among the village's children and teenagers, Morad, an orphaned kid, is suitable for his purpose. He plants a date stone for him in earth. But it is cold in the region and everybody keeps saying that a date palm never grows in such cold climate. Despite the bad weather and villagers' opposition, Morad does not get disappointed, as he believes in old man's teachings. To keep his date palm growing, he has to fight all natural and unnatural forces. The date palm takes root, but Morad has to leave the village and his little palm. He, who has became stronger and more hopeful with the growth of his palm, must make the most important decision of his life.

Moradi Kermani's inornate and explicit language, his delicate attention to children and their concerns in the busy world of adults and his careful and in-depth look at life, have made his books interesting to read, appealing and best sellers. The Palm was honored by "Children's Book Council" in 1980 and it won IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) honour diploma in 1984.

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