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What would happen to Nill at the end of the book?

We have had the pleasure of reading a lovely review of ‘Will and Nill’ sent to us by Nikan Ar. He is 15 and he is a student in London. The review is very well written and is inspiring to say the least. Thank you Nikan!   Will and Nill is a very beautiful picture book that uses life messages not only for children but for people of all ages. Although the book is about two…

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There are picture books for everyone out there!

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find the last answers of our survey. To see a summary of the results of this survey please click here:   Catherine Friess: There’s a picture book for everybody out there Picture books are changing and authors and illustrators are experimenting with new and more exciting formats for adults as…

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The Little Black Fish; a beautiful book with strong messages

It’s Samad Behrangi‘s birthday. To remember him on this day, read this review of the masterpiece of his life, The Little Black Fish, by Anne Harding in Armadillo.  This is a beautiful and compelling book with strong and important allegorical messages. Written in the 60s by noted Iranian social critic, teacher and author Samad Behrangi, it was banned in pre-revolutionary Iran for its political thrust. The story of the little black fish is told by an…

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A gallery of Nahid Kazemi’s beautiful illustrations

Edinburgh International Book Festival is the place, and two of Tiny Owl’s most talented author/illustrators, Nahid Kazemi and Marjan Vafaian are attending. If you are in Edinburgh on 27th and 28th of August, get your tickets and don’t miss out! Below you will find a short  introduction about Nahid Kazemi: See this blog post to find out about the subjects and their schedules at the Ed Book Festival. Here   Nahid Kazemi , an Iranian artist who received…

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Impressive performances of epic literature in cafe’s and street theaters

  Bijan & Manije is our next thrilling title, published in August. It is an adaptation of an ancient epic poetry from 10th century Persia. This is especially exciting, as it modernises the ancient texts for children; one of the original audiences of the epics! Epic poetry is one of the most well-known forms of literature in many cultures. Even people on the street tend to listen to it and enjoy its beauty and excitement.…

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