Pioneering children's author Mahmoud Salem dies at 84

Egyptian Children's Author, Mahmoud Salem, Dies Aged 84

from Ahram Online:

Egyptian writer Mahmoud Salem, well-known children's writer and author of the famous mystery series Al-Moghameroon Al-Khamsa (The Five Adventurers) died on Sunday, 24 February, at the age of 84.
Salem is widely known in the Arab world as one of the first authors to start writing mystery novels for children.