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The Snowman and the Sun as reviewed by Parents in Touch

What happens to a snowman when the sun comes out? He melts, of course. And then he turns into water, evaporates, returns to the sky and falls again as rain or, as in this case, as snow. The publisher describes the book as a modern-day fable about how our attachments to people and things live on, though they change and sometimes disappear. I would use it woth young children as an excellent way to introduce…

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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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Meet us in Edinburgh International Book Festival!

You may have read this week’s guest blog, From London To Tehran, by our Persian editor, Ali Seidabadi. Unfortunately, Ali will be waiting a bit longer to discover the streets of London he wrote about, as his trip to the UK has been put on hold. Due to his visa being rejected, Ali Seidabadi has had to cancel his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month, and Tiny Owl’s Publishing event with him…

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The Guardian focuses on the classics that were never translated into English

Read the Guardian’s article, mentioning Tiny Owl books, particularly The Little Black Fish: Also do check out Tiny Owl, whose aim is to bring quality translated global literature with a focus on Iranian books, to an English speaking audience, including Samad Behrangi’s absolute classic The Little Black Fish, which every Iranian child has read – think of it as the Iranian equivalent of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – and look out for our…

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