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Meet the illustrator of The Phoenix of Persia!

Buy The Phoenix of Persia We interviewed Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif, illustrator of the gorgeous new picture book The Phoenix of Persia! Find out what he had to say below! What was your favourite part of the story to illustrate? For me, the best part of the story to illustrate was the mysterious sleeping phoenix. Can you explain the sgraffito technique you used for the illustrations? I used a technique called scratch board, in which I…

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Cinderella of the Nile is required reading for anyone interested in fairytales

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Youth Services Book Review have written a fab review of our cross-cultural fairytale Cinderella of the Nile! It’s out in the UK now and coming soon to the US. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book?  Retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this latest Cinderella edition is based on the earliest-known version of Cinderella. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who…

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Music and storytelling: how a teacher used The Phoenix of Persia

Buy The Phoenix of Persia We’re continually amazed by the hard work and creativity of teachers. Just look at this amazing series of lessons fab teacher and blogger Teacher Glitter produced for her class using The Phoenix of Persia! You can download the FREE cross-curricular teacher resources she used here. A few months ago, the wonderful Tiny Owl children’s book publisher @TinyOwl_Books messaged me to ask if I would be interested in a copy of their…

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The Flute is a multi-cultural celebration of music – Books for Keeps

Buy The Flute Gwyneth Williamson for Books for Keeps has written a fab review of The Flute! ‘This is the flute. It sounds like yellow. Easy and mellow.’ This book is a celebration of blowing… all over the world. The second in the series from Tiny Owl’s Children, Music, Life, it follows The Drum, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019. With its vibrant, glowing colours and bouncy, rhythmic text, it is just right for sharing with very…

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The Phoenix of Persia will bring diversity into children’s lives – Books Go Walkabout

Buy The Phoenix of Persia Sue Martin for Books Go Walkabout has written a fab review of The Phoenix of Persia! The Phoenix of Persia By Sally Pomme Clayton,  illustrated by Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif, published by Tiny Owl. An incredible and innovative book!   It is produced as a collaboration between many organisations, including Arts Council England and City of London University. The Phoenix of Persia is an ancient story from Iran and often stories would be set to music as…

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