Preview – The Sigh
Illustrated Short Story Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.95 U.S.
Page Count: 56 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 6” x 8”, B/W text with color illustrations
Written by Marjane Satrapi
Illustrated by Marjane Satrapi
Cover by Marjane Satrapi
Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace. Written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi, author of the award-winning Persepolis.
E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)