Once Upon a Time in Persia

Once Upon a Time in Persia

By Sahar Doustar
Illustrator Daniela Tieni


Price: $16.99

  • Publication Date: April 11, 2023
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 8 23 x 12 12
  • ISBN: 9781849768290
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean

An introspective fairy tale that prompts the reader to consider their connection and place in the world

Once upon a time in Persia, there was a woman who had never seen her reflection. On her wedding day, she sees herself in a mirror for the first time and does not recognize herself. Heartbroken, she runs away, mistakenly believing another bride has taken her place. Her love desperately follows her, trying to persuade her that the reflection she saw was in fact herself. Protesting, the woman must explain to her love that her shape cannot be contained so neatly, for she is the shape of water in the lake, of the sun when it rises and sets, and of the moon when full and at crescent.

About the author

Sahar Doustar was born in Tehran in 1985. She studied at the University of Science and Technology of Iran where she earned a degree in architecture and engineering. She also has a master’s degree in architecture at Politecnico di Milano. She is currently attending her two-year specialization in graphic design for illustration at ISIA in Urbino. Once Upon a Time in Persia is her first book as an author.