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Exotic, otherworldly, different.

Thank you Ferelith Hordon for a fabulous review of The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock. This review is published in IBBY Link, spring 2016: The Jackal who Thought he Was a Peacock Fereshteh Sarlak, illus. Firoozeh Golmohammadi, trans. Azita Rassi, London: Tiny Owl, hb. 9 781 9103 2813 2, 2016, £12.99, 24pp. [Picture Book. Age range 6–8. Keywords: picture book, fable, Iran, anthropomorphism] Tiny Owl has quickly acquired the reputation for beautifully produced picture…

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Three Tiny Owl titles in “100 great translated books from around the world”

This is fantastic! To “celebrate, discover, and discuss the state of literature for children and teens in translation” in September, which is WorldKidLit month, BookRiot has listed 100 great translated books in English from around the world. We are very proud to have three titles in the list. These three are: The Snowman and the Sun: A snowman might seem an improbable topic for Iranian literature, but this charming picture book, rendered from a snowman’s point of view,…

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Family Fun Day

We have a stand at The Winch on Saturday 24th September. Come and see us, while having fun with the family. All welcome! Specially Available at this event: Launch of our newest title: Bijan & Manije Alive Again and The Orange House books signed by the illustrator Posters of The Little Black Fish signed by Hans Christian Andersen award winner illustrator, Farshid Mesghali Time: 1 – 5 pm, Sat 24 Sep Place: The Winch 21…

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How art can change life

Read a nice review of When I Coloured in the World in Guardian Witness.  This is a deceptively simple book about a child who colours in the world with a box of crayons. The crayons help her transform the world: “I rubbed out that word “Hunger”. I wrote “wheat” with my green crayon,” and with that simple act, she makes wheat fields grow again. I love the hopefulness of this book, and Maia enjoys the…

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Marjan Vafaian’s Edinburgh events are cancelled!

We were informed yesterday that unfortunately, Marjan Vafaian’s visa was refused and she cannot attend Edinburgh Book Festival in August. She was travelling from Iran and had all the requested documents to get the visa. We are especially saddened that children will miss her workshops and unique artworks in Edinburgh and London in late August. Hope we can have her in the UK for events in the future. Marjan is the illustrator of The Parrot…

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