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With loss will eventually come some form of gain!

Read a review of The Snowman and the Sun by Rudolf Loewenstein for School Library Association:   Taghdis, Susan and Mafakheri,Ali. The Snowman and The Sun. Tiny Owl, 2015, pp24, £7.99. 978-1910328101   A snowman wonders what will happen as the sun heats up. And soon it melts – but what happens next (which we know to be part of the water cycle!) is illustrated simply and effectively by Mafakheri. Sharing this story at bedtime…

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Here worlds are brought together!

Read a wonderful review of When I Coloured in the World and Alive Again by fab Ferelith Hordon for IBBY Link. Both books are written by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi who was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 2010.: Alive Again Ahmadreza Ahmadi, illus. Nahid Kazemi, trans. Azita Rassi. When I Coloured the World Amadreza Ahmadi, illus. Ehsan Abdollahi, trans. Azita Rassi. Tiny Owl are new stars on the publishing blook. Their mission is to…

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Will & Nill portrays simple truths whilst probing the deeper questions

Read a wonderful review of Will & Nill By Laura Davies for English Association:   Will & Nill, Farhad Hassanzadeh, translated by Azita Rassi, illustrated by Atieh Markazi This is a colourful and amusing tale of two street cats called Will and Nill as they consider how to best serve their two primary needs- finding food and sleeping! The illustrations in the story perfectly depict the lazy and dusky haze of a blisteringly hot day,…

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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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