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More about Parviz Kalantari

More about Parviz Kalantari

Parviz Kalantari (The illustrator of Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird): We live with the rest of the humankind on the small planet of earth under the blue sky. Throughout history we have always been trading cultures. We have given something to the world and gotten something back in return. I am not ashamed to learn from the […]

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Happy birthday Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Happy birthday Ahmadreza Ahmadi. Tiny Owl has published When I Coloured in the World and Alive Again from his collection. Ahmadreza Ahmadi is a prominent Iranian poet, and his storytelling style reflects that. In 2010 he was short-listed for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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Marjan Vafaian, the illustrator of The Parrot and the Merchant

Marjan Vafaian, the illustrator of The Parrot and the Merchant

  The young successful Iranian illustrator Marjan Vafaian has illustrated The Parrot and the Merchant (2015). Marjan Vafaian has about 15 years of work experience, but her first illustrated book was published no earlier than 10 years ago. However, even before her works were published in books, they were included in various exhibitions and she was […]

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Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Ahmadreza Ahmadi is one of the greatest and most famous contemporary poets in Iran. He writes for children as well, but his children’s books are different from those of other authors. His books have been the subject of many discussions among those working in the field of children’s books in Iran. He is a writer […]

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Ali Seidabadi

Ali Seidabadi

Our first set of books have been chosen from Iran’s children’s literature. Below our Iranian editor Ali Seidabadi explains the process of selecting the 10 books. Most of these are from recent market, some are being published in Iran and by us in the UK simultaneously, and some are classical books. We believe they will […]

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Samad Behrangi

Samad Behrangi

Samad Behrangi — the author of The Little Black Fish — was no more than a teacher in one of the villages in the Azeri region of Iran, but after writing this book and later through the nature of his death, he became a legend and a symbol of political struggle for decades. Eventually however, […]

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Parviz Kalantari

Parviz Kalantari

Parviz Kalantari is a famous, seasoned Iranian artist and illustrator. He has illustrated children’s books and has been a diligent artist for more than six decades now, but what sets him apart from other Iranian illustrators and artists is not merely his extensive experience. Several generations of Iranians have lived with his paintings and illustrations. […]

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Anahita Teymourian

She is an Iranian author/illustrator whose books have won various awards from major fairs such as Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Noma Concours, and others. Her picture books have also been translated and published in Germany, Austria, Japan, China, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and some other countries including Arab states. Her books have stories that appeal to […]

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Farshid Mesghali

Farshid Mesghali, the great Iranian illustrator, now lives in Tehran at the age of 70, with The Little Black Fish being the most esteemed book he has ever illustrated. He has been a professional illustrator, artist, and animator for more than fifty years and has won internationally recognized awards for his works. About 50 years […]

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