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Mark your calendar: children’s workshop with Ehsan Abdollahi!

We are delighted to invite you to a special children’s workshop at the Parasol Unit with Ehsan Abdollahi! The illustrator of When I Coloured In the World and A Bottle of Happiness made headlines recently when his visa application was declined, denying him the opportunity to appear at Edinburgh International Book Festival. After an overwhelming surge of public support and media coverage in the Guardian and The Bookseller, this refusal was overturned, enabling him to…

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Mark your calendar: Ehsan Abdollahi at the House of Illustration!

Tiny Owl are delighted to invite you to hear a panel discussion with Ehsan Abdollahi at the House of Illustration! The illustrator of When I Coloured In the World and A Bottle of Happiness made headlines recently when his visa application was declined, denying him the opportunity to appear at Edinburgh International Book Festival. After an overwhelming surge of public support and media coverage in the Guardian and The Bookseller, this refusal was overturned, enabling…

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Tiny Owl illustrator was refused entry. Why?!

We’re disappointed and frustrated to announce that Ehsan Abdollahi, who was due to visit the UK this summer, has had his visa application declined. He was booked for several children’s events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and in London, all of which now have to be cancelled. We are especially saddened that children will consequently miss the chance to participate in a number of art workshops run by this unique artist. Tiny Owl had…

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Alive Again opens the door to understanding loss in any form

By Lindsey Jones* Just last year after my second year of college, I lost my mother to stage four pancreatic cancer.  There were so many initial thoughts that went through my mind regarding the situation, many of them being experiences I would never have with her or that she would never be able to see.  I could no longer have Downton Abbey or Sherlock marathons with her over Cadbury Eggs and English Breakfast Tea.  I no longer had my best…

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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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