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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 whose books are read by children and adults alike. His children’s books should thus be called ‘everyone’s books’. Behind seemingly…

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Silver Flying Turtle Award to ‘Suddenly All the Lights Were Turned On’

‘Suddenly All the Lights Were Turned On’, written by Ahmadreza Ahmadi is one of the books selected by us to be published as part of our first set of ten books. We have been informed recently that this book has won The Silver Flying Turtle award. The Golden Flying Turtle Award has gone to Brian Sleznick for his ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ book. The judges have awarded Ahmadreza Ahmadi’s ‘Suddenly All the Lights Were…

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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 add new knowledge in the field in here and will bring a fresh air. “Tiny Owl Publishing in London is…

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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, he was recognized as a literary figure and the merits of his works came out of the shadow of politics.…

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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. His works comprise part of their visual memory. His art has also been exhibited in other countries such as the…

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