The English translation and original Persian text of Little Black Fish is one of the most well known modern Persian children's story. Upon its original publication this story won prizes at the Bologna and Bratislava children's books fairs. On the surface this story is about a little black fish who wanders out of his neighborhood and encounters various adventures and dangers, which he overcomes. On a different level it can be read as the human journey from childhood to adulthood.
Samad Behrangi taught peasant school children in Azarbaijan. He drowned shortly after writing this story at the age of twenty-nine. Translator: Hooshang Amuzegar taught Persian at the Diplomatic Language Centre of the British Foreign Office