|The Boy Who Loved Balloons
ISBN 984 05 1718 X 2004 24pp 272x210mm PB Tk.80.00 US$20.00
“Inspired by the balloons at my grandchild’s first birthday party, this story of a boy who bought one balloon too many should interest all children who love balloons. As in The Cat Who Loved Hats, there is a moral for those who wish to find it. But this story of a small boy and his balloons, colourfully illustrated by Keya Rahman and Aolad Hossain, is primarily meant to encourage children to read by appealing to their spirit of adventure.”
- Niaz Zaman
Niaz Zaman is Professor of English, University of Dhaka. She was Consulting Editor, Arts and Humanities, for the National Encyclopedia Project of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Her venture into translation began in 1983, with her translation of Bangla folk tales, subsequently revised and published as Princess Kalabati and Other Tales. She has edited Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh, The Escape and Other Stories, and 1971 and After. Her other publications include A Divided Legacy, a study of novels on the Partition of India, which won literary awards from the National Archives and the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Her articles and stories have also been published in books and journals at home and abroad. Her short story “The Dance,” which is the title story of her anthology The Dance and Other Stories, won an Asiaweek short story award. She was also Editor of the Bangladesh Journal of American Studies.