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Alive Again: a thought-provoking book

Read a wonderful review of Alive Again by Margaret Pemberton for Armadillo Magazine:    This simple but very effective book follows a young boy’s thoughts as he contemplates the cycle of nature and whether words die.  The thoughts are about simple things such as ‘blossom’, ‘wheat’ and ‘journey’, but they start the reader thinking about the meaning of words and about how personal experience can affect our understanding. This is a charming and thought-provoking book which…

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A book about learning to fly and leaving the nest…

Read a wonderful review of A Bird Like Himself by Diana Barnes for Armadillo Magazine:  This picture book starts with a little bird hatching out of an egg, with a tiny ambulance driving away, but no parent, and the assorted animals around it attempting to look after the little bird.  He has a swing on the coils of a snake, and fox writes numbers on his teeth to help him learn.  (A suspension of disbelief…

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Video: Tiny Owl and Alia Alzougbi at Greenwich Book Festival

Tiny Owl joined the fun at Greenwich Book Festival 2017, in the majestic setting of the Royal Observatory, for two events featuring our stories by Rumi! Storyteller Alia Alzougbi performed Rumi’s fable The Jackal Who Thought he was a Peacock and dressed up in a truly fabulous costume! She also gave a traditional pardekhani performance of Rumi’s The Parrot and the Merchant, complete with a beautiful canvas of Marjan Vafaian’s illustrations. Afterwards children could make their…

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Featured in Chicken Newspaper: When I Coloured in the World

Tiny Owl is pleased to be featured within the pages of Chicken! Newspaper. It is an innovative resource offering realistic views on current events for children. The cover of Issue 8 is an illustration from one of Tiny Owl’s publications. When I Coloured in the World is a perfect fit for this edition of Chicken! as the book’s theme of how positivity can change the world is reflected throughout this issue. Issue 8 focuses on Earth,…

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Bijan and Manije: an epic tale of love

Read a wonderful review of Bijan and Manije by Anne Harding:   Bijan and Manije is a re-telling of a story from Shahnameh (the Book of Kings), a collection of Persian myths and legends from many centuries ago, brought to life for children by Iranian poet and author Ali Seidabadi, and well translated by Azita Rassi. When the Armenians send word to King Khossow of Iran that their territory is over-run by terrifying boars, he offers a…

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