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Ehsan Abdollahi’s poetry commemorates his UK visit Ehsan Abdollahi has written a poem to commemorate his first ever visit to the UK! Edinburgh Book Festival is now over, and the illustrator of When I Coloured In the World and A Bottle of Happiness has returned to Iran, but he writes of all his happy memories of his events in both London and Edinburgh. This beautiful poem has been translated from Farsi by Azita Rassi.  …

The Little Black Fish

Beautifully produced books with a wide variety of illustration styles

Read a lovely review of Tiny Owl’s books by Philip Davies from Montessori St Nicholas: This publishing house was co-founded by Delaram Ghanimifard to produce books reflecting her Iranian culture through the work of writers and  illustrators from that country, and since 2015 Tiny Owl has published 16 books that celebrate the heritage of Persian culture in this way. These include the ‘Tales by Rumi’ series that introduce the work of the great thirteenth century…


Video: Tiny Owl and Alia Alzougbi at Greenwich Book Festival

Tiny Owl joined the fun at Greenwich Book Festival 2017, in the majestic setting of the Royal Observatory, for two events featuring our stories by Rumi! Storyteller Alia Alzougbi performed Rumi’s fable The Jackal Who Thought he was a Peacock and dressed up in a truly fabulous costume! She also gave a traditional pardekhani performance of Rumi’s The Parrot and the Merchant, complete with a beautiful canvas of Marjan Vafaian’s illustrations. Afterwards children could make their…


Video: Tiny Owl at the Hay Festival

Tiny Owl had three events at the world-renowned celebration of literature, the Hay International Festival. In this sleepy Welsh village, the fun doesn’t stop just because the sun has gone in! Pippa Goodhart read A Bottle of Happiness, and afterwards children (and grown-ups!) were able to write down what made them happy and create their own bottles to take home. And later in the day, Alia Alzougbi gave a pardekhani performance of Rumi’s fable The…


Being up in the air and dancing!

Tiny Owl is in the middle of a busy summer of events at book festivals up and down the country. At the Greenwich Book Festival and the Hay International Festival, Alia Alzougbi’s storytelling sessions brought two of our titles to life: The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock and The Parrot and the Merchant. In this special blog post written for Tiny Owl, she shares some of her thoughts about these events.   There lies a challenge…