The award-winning novel for kids: “Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light” is now available for Kindle. With new, eye-popping color illustrations and photos, this book will captivate young readers in the 9 to 12 age range.
Readers’ comments: "My 10-year old could not put it down,” “A definite must -read!! " "I Could See It Happening In My Mind!" "...one of my favorite books.”
“Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light” is a unique blend of fantasy and ancient history, seen through the eyes of a boy growing up in the palaces of Ancient Persia. Best Children’s Book – WAALM - Persian Golden Lioness Awards.
The book is supported by a completely updated website, crammed with background information and photos. The “Did you know?” page has a 2500 year old tale of murder and regret, the Persian origin of the New York Post Office inscription, the world’s first bill of rights and the Persian construction of a “Suez” canal 2500 years ago, as well as other fascinating background information for the book. The website also has photos of Persepolis – the main setting for the book - taken by the author. Find out which famous explorer left graffiti there in 1870, and who carved his own inscription 1600 years ago just because he ate lunch there!
About the author:
Howard Lee grew up in Kenya before moving to the UK. His lifelong fascination with Persia (Iran) began when he first met his Persian wife in London University. Lee wrote and illustrated “Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light” after a visit to Persepolis, in Iran. He was inspired by the sight of his son Daniel gazing through the same windows as the biblical Daniel may have looked through, some 2500 years ago. For the novel Lee blended his personal observations in Persepolis and elsewhere in Iran with historical research and memories of long African ‘safaris’.
After favorable reviews, Howard Lee was awarded a Persian Golden Lioness Award for Best Children’s Book from The world Academy of Arts, Literature and Media - WAALM in 2006.
Lee now lives in New Jersey USA, with his wife and two sons, where his family commitments are combined with writing and painting, as well as work in the community, including lecturing about Ancient Persia and Iranian heritage.
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