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Night Circus by Delssert and Kafka, Beckett, Ionesco, etc.

By: Ali Seidabadi, editor for Tiny Owl’s Persian series Although Iran is not a member of the Berne Convention and Iranian internal laws do not protect international rights for publishing foreign works in Persian, some Iranian publishers feel an ethical obligation to observe copyright and strive to publish the translation of selected foreign books only after buying their rights. A few days ago, in the bookshop opposite our home, I saw Night Circus, written and…

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Why Tiny Owl is different

Whilst following all the action via live tweets & the #kidsconf15 hashtag, we were thrilled to hear that print is still preferred by young readers. ‘75% of children still want a physical book experience’ Cally Poplak #kidsconf15 — Imogen Cooper (@EditorGoose) September 29, 2015 According to Imogen Cooper’s Tweet, 39.75% of children still want a physical book experience. That, and the fact 64% of young people prefer print to e book versions was music to…

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Hallowed ground: the mausoleum of Omar Khayyám and its gardens

Written by Ali Seidabadi,  editor in Tiny Owl’s Persian series. when I was 12, I went to a boarding school in Nishapur, north-easternIran, adjacent to the garden where the poet and scientist Omar Khayyám is buried. A part of the garden could be seen from our classroom window and the splashing sound of water, flowing down from a water tank amid the plants, was the background music of our lessons. Read the original article in…

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Pardekhani[1] and Picture Books

Ali Seidabadi, editor of  Tiny Owl’s Persian series   When I was a child, a kind of art was popular in Iran, which I can describe as a sort of collective illustration reading.  I have been captivated with this art for a while, thinking how greatly it resembles “reading” a picture book or an illustrated story, feeling amazed that nobody has yet mentioned this resemblance. This art-ritual is called pardekhani. There are illustrations on a…

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A Life Lesson through a Story

As we grow, we learn that books are more than just fun, fictional worlds to entertain us. Stories and tales can act as lessons for us; sending us a moral message or teaching us something new. At Tiny Owl publishing, all our books have a deeper meaning; each narrative is more than a story, it teaches the reader something they didn’t know before turning the pages. When we turn the pages of a children’s book…

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