Jam was everywhere in people’s homes, arranged jar by jar on top of their refrigerators, on their mantles, shelves, and in the kitchens on their countertops by the drain boards.
A children’s novel set in a community where everybody’s business is everybody’s business! One small problem concerning a jar of jam becomes a huge problem entangling the whole community. Twelve-year-old Jalal takes matters into his own hands and sets about solving this problem like an adult. Will he succeed in reaching his desired outcome? What will he have to do and how many hoops will he have to jump through before it is all over?
Houshang Moradi Kermani is an eminent Iranian author best known for his fiction for children and young adults. His books have won many national and international awards which include the Hans Christian Andersen Honorary Diploma (1992) and the University of San Francisco Book of the Year (2000). In 2014, Houshang Moradi Kermani was a finalist for the Biennial International Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children’s books. His works have been translated from Persian into English, German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Albanian, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese and Korean.