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Home Secretary! Use your crayons to paint a fairer world

Primary school teacher Ed Finch sent a copy of When I Coloured in the World to Home Secretary along with letter Buy When I Coloured in The World Over the last week, we have received a lot of support for illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi’s cause: for the second year in a row, he has faced difficulties in obtaining a visa so that he can attend Edinburgh International Book Festival as planned, despite being the named illustrator in…

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Exciting events for Tiny Owl at Edinburgh Book Festival!

Tiny Owl is coming to Edinburgh International Book Festival! There are many events for our different books, as well as other events involving our authors and illustrators, and we are so excited for everyone to to meet and enjoy their time there! Find out all the different events and dates for them below! If one catches your eye, click the date to book your tickets. Cinderella of the Nile will be having a magical event on…

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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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Frustrating uncertainty about visas for Edinburgh Festival – The Bookseller

Tiny Owl illustrators still awaiting visas for Edinburgh International Book Festival  “We don’t know why issuing visas for our fab illustrators is taking longer than usual. It is so important that politics doesn’t shade our cultural landscape. Children at Edinburgh Book Festival are looking forward to seeing their favourite illustrators Ehsan Abdollahi and Marjan Vafaeian.” This was a tweet from Tiny Owl this morning. The festival starts shortly and it’s really disappointing that our illustrators are…

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Cinderella of the Nile journeys to Edinburgh

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Carnegie award-winning author Beverley Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian are bringing their 2,000 year-old retelling of Cinderella to Edinburgh International Book Festival on Wednesday 22 August. We’ve all heard the Cinderella story, but this one’s a little different. It follows the story of Rhodopis, a Greek girl who is sold into slavery. Though she makes friends with Aesop (the storyteller) and a bunch of animals, she remains unhappy. Until, a twist of fate,…

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