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The Little Black Fish as reviewed by clpe

  On World Book Day, it’s good to be able to feature a picture book from a new publishing house that plans to make more international children’s literature available in the UK. They are beginning with some eye-catching books from Iran, both classic and contemporary. The Little Black Fish dares to defy his mother and their community and swim away from the small section of the stream which circumscribes their lives on a quest to…

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THE BIG ISSUE: 5 BOOKS FOR ANY ONE CURIOUS ABOUT LIFE IN IRAN

An inteview with THE BIG ISSUE   1. The Little Black Fish, Samad Behrangi, illustrated by Farshid Mesghali The Little Black Fish lives in a pond, but is curious to reach the sea. This children’s book is an allegory for a nation in which it was dangerous to dare to be politically different. 2. Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird, Parviz Kalantari The author and illustrator is an internationally known artist. Some of his works portray Iranian nomad…

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