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An illustration by Parviz Kalantari

A tribute to the creator of masterpieces about nomadic life

On 21st of May, we lost Parviz Kalantari, one of the most renowned illustrators in Iran. Tiny Owl was lucky to publish his last work for children, Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird. Parviz’s artistic life was dedicated to introducing nomadic tribes of Iran and their lifestyle to his audience. Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird shows the everyday life of […]

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Parviz Kalantari

In the memory of Parviz Kalantary

  We are deeply saddened by the loss of Parviz Kalantari, a preeminent Iranian artist. We are privileged to have his brilliant children’s picture book Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird among the titles published by Tiny Owl. In fact this book has been one of his last works. He was a pioneer artist, introducing the unique tribal […]

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An illustration from one of our titles The Orange House

I saw the actual Orange House!

The story behind creation of The Orange House. Author’s narrative. Nahid Kazemi is the creator of The Orange House, and the illustrator of Alive Again. A while ago a review of The Orange House was published by Read it daddy! In her Facebook page, Nahid wrote she was moved by the review. She said how […]

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About Farshid Mesghali, illustrator of The Little Black Fish and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

About Farshid Mesghali, illustrator of The Little Black Fish and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

Farshid Mesghali was born in Isfahan, in July, 1943. Studying painting at Tehran University, he began his professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator in 1964. After his graduation, he joined the Institute for the Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults in Tehran, in 1968. During years 1970-1978 he made many of his […]

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Nahid Kazemi, the illustrator of Alive Again

Nahid Kazemi, the illustrator of Alive Again

About Nahid Kazemi, the illustrator of Alive Again: According to Nahid, starting her job as an illustrator was from her childhood .She made books with her own hands and painted them. At that time she had the dream of making cheerful and colorful books instead of boring school books. When she grew up, continued doing […]

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Pippa Goodhart, Our English editor for 2015 collection

Pippa Goodhart, Our English editor for 2015 collection

Our English editor Pippa Goodhart is the author of over eighty children’s books, including prize-winning picture book You Choose, and the Winnie the Witch storybooks which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. For more information: www.pippagoodhart.co.uk She trained as a teacher, and worked for many years in bookselling before becoming and mother […]

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