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03/21/08

Enchanting New Children's Book Teaches Life and History Lessons


Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light by Howard Lee is a fanciful children's story about a boy's adventures in Ancient Persia.


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Berkely Heights, N.J. -- Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light, a new book written and illustrated by artist Howard Lee, is a children's story mixed with both fantasy and modern day elements about a boy who learns responsibility through a series of adventures while realizing he is more capable than he thought.

In the book, young Jamshid experiences a series of hardships at his middle school, as well as at his home in the palace of Ancient Persia. When a diamond, referred to as the "Mountain of Light," is mysteriously stolen, Jamshid is forced to flee for his life. Author Lee uses part historical fiction and part fantasy to take readers on an exciting adventure while exposing a window of time into the reign of Darius the Great.

The Kenya-born British author was inspired to write the story after a visit to Persepolis in Iran, accompanied by his Persian wife and their young son, Daniel. The sight of his son Daniel gazing through the actual windows that his historical namesake had looked through over 2500 years ago, prompted the author to tell a story set in ancient Iran, which resembled America in its day.

Through extensive research, Lee is able to showcase an enticing historical backdrop to the drama that engulfs the hero. Children will be able to relate to all of the emotions Jamshid experiences and will learn a valuable lesson in finding inner strength during times of hardship. Readers of all ages will enjoy the author's illustrations, especially those that bring the mythical creatures of the palace to life.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at author@jamshid.gb.com or visit the author's website www.jamshid.gb.com. Jamshid and the Lost Mountain of Light is available for sale online at Amazon.com, BookSurge.com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author: Howard Lee was awarded a Persian Golden Lioness Award for Best Children's Book in Budapest, Hungary in 2006. He spends his time writing and painting in addition to lecturing about Ancient Persia and Iranian heritage, among other community contributions. He currently lives in Berkeley Heights, N.J. with his wife and two sons.    

About BookSurge: BookSurge Publishing is a DBA of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc., (NASDAQ AMZN). BookSurge is a pioneer in self-publishing and print-on-demand services. Offering unique publishing opportunities and access for authors, BookSurge boasts an unprecedented number of authors whose work has resulted in book deals with traditional publishers as well as successful authorpreneurs who enhance or build a business from their professional expertise.

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