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Quill Soup is about the need to belong somewhere! – illustrator Dale Blankenaar

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Dale Blankenaar, the brilliant illustrator of Quill Soup! He offered some brilliant insights into the process of creating the artwork for this beautiful, colourful book. Based on the traditional ‘stone soup’ fable, Quill Soup is an African retelling about a very hungry porcupine who goes looking for some food. Read the interview below! How did you find the process of illustrating the book? The process of making this book was one…

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Quill Soup is a story for everyone! – author Alan Durant

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Alan Durant, the fab author of Quill Soup! It was great to hear from him about the inspiration behind this beautiful book. For those who don’t know, can you tell us a little bit about Quill Soup? I was introduced to the story of Quill Soup by a close friend in South Africa, an illustrator called Sam van Riet. It was her favourite story and she encouraged me to read…

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Enduring truths which offer hope

A roundup of our Fairy Tale campaign and the conclusions that it led to Buy Cinderella of the Nile Over the past months we’ve held a fantastic campaign to celebrate the role of fairy tales in children’s lives, and to explore why these stories keep hanging on. Our new series, One Story, Many Voices explores well-known fairy tales told from unique perspectives from all over the world. So, with this in mind, we contacted experts such as academics,…

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As a writer fairy tales are my currency – Alan Durant

Tiny Owl’s Fairy Tale Campaign continues  Buy Cinderella of the Nile  For thousands of years, people have been telling stories. From this rich global heritage, we can find fairy tales that are strikingly similar but also different. Each culture has their own version of these tales, and, even today, fairy tales have a lasting significance. Children from all over the world still grow-up listening to them. Our new series, One Story, Many Voices explores well-known fairy tales told…

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Saffron tea, Persian biscuits, and beautiful books!

Buy Little Eli Buy The Lion Tattoo We all got into the festive spirit this weekend at our Tiny Owl Winter Party! We welcomed guests from all areas of the book industry to celebrate the approaching festive season and share our love of children’s literature. Saffron tea was flowing, Persian biscuits were piled high, and our beautiful books were arrayed for all to see. Our office was covered in tinsel and fairy lights, and the…

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