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Rumi’s message of ‘love’

Rumi’s message of ‘love’

A while ago BBC Radio 4 had a very insightful and interesting programme about the poet Rumi. The guests in the programme discussed Rumi’s like and works including Masnavi and Divan. The central message of ‘love’ in Rumi’s works has made them special and live through history and in contemporary times. The programme is highly […]

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Tiny Owl’s Bestsellers in January

Our first bestseller in January 2016 was: The Little Black Fish by Samad Behrangi and illustrated by: Farshid Mesghali, the Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. The second was The Parrot and the Merchant based on a fable by Rumi and illustrated by: Marjan Vafaeian. The Third has been  When I Coloured in the World by the […]

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Jackal’s crazy colour–splashing antics

Read a review of The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock by ReaD IT. DaDDy!:     Based on a classic fable by Rumi, here’s a fabulous picture book version of an old, old story that instantly feels fresh and new… “The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock” is actually quite a bittersweet […]

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An extract from The Orange House

The Orange House reviewed by Jill Bennett

This is a powerful fable of our time, when thoughtless, money-grabbing developers are often too ready to knock down buildings and destroy open spaces in the name of progress. With its naive perspectives, Nahid Kazemi’s quirky, offbeat illustrative style delivers the message with a punchy panache. You can read the full review here. Buy The […]

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The Jackal in the Red Reading Hub

The Jackal in the Red Reading Hub

We have a new review from our favourite children’s books reviewer, Jill Bennett, for our second ‘Rumi’ book: The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock. Firoozeh Golmohammadi’s portraits of the animal characters and the landscape and townscape settings are executed in a painterly style which is at once absorbing and arresting .   As […]

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