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Encourage children to read Fairytales for a happy ever after

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  By Marie-Louise Patton Fairytales have deep cultural roots embedded in human history. From the beginning of time people have shared stories, passing them down from generation to generation. Whether it be orally, through illustrations or the written word, these fairytales have a significance in their telling: leave a mark, make us think and often teach a valuable life lesson. Every culture has their own versions of these classic fairytales and each…

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An Empty Chair!

Author Beverley Naidoo responds to the visa issues faced by Tiny Owl illustrators Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Edinburgh International Book Festival has begun, but unfortunately has once again been filled with the problem of authors and illustrators being unable to attend due to having their visa applications denied. Author of Cinderella of The Nile, Beverley Naidoo wrote a letter for The Guardian, speaking out against the demoralising process. She is scheduled to have an event with the…

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Public outcry and support for illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi

This beautiful illustration is Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi’s response to the frustrating delay in the process of obtaining his visa, so that he can attend this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Ehsan has been named illustrator in residence for the event, and despite providing all of the required documentation and information, has yet to have his application for a visitor’s visa approved. His illustration here is a self-portrait, similar to his illustration for The Freedom…

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Watch a magical book trailer for ancient fairy tale Cinderella of the Nile!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Watch a wonderful book trailer for the magical tale of Cinderella of the Nile . The earliest version of the well-known fairytale, this story dates back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt! It tells the story of the kind and beautiful Rhodopis, who is taken from her home in Greece to be a slave in Egypt. Along the way, she befriends the storyteller Aesop and many animals. She has no way of knowing that…

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Five books on courage and kindness for kids chosen by Beverley Naidoo

  Buy Cinderella of the Nile Read this lovely interview with Beverley Naidoo, author of Cinderella of the Nile, by Zoe Greaves for Five Books. Beverley recommends the best books on courage and kindness for kids. Check it out below: Fairy tales and stories of courage and survival can help children understand that although there are injustices in the world there are ways in which they can make a difference – however small. The award-winning author Beverley Naidoo…

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