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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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Caged will be launched at Edinburgh Festival!

Duncan Annand, the author of our latest wordless picture book, will be launching Caged at Edinburgh International Book Festival  Pre-order Caged Meet the author of Caged, Duncan Annand, at Edinburgh International Book Festival on Friday 24 August. When a bluebird makes her nest by two eccentric gentlemen, she sees their cruel and ambitious plan to create an enormous palatial birdcage. As she builds her nest, the men’s construction goes up, and more and more birds are trapped. Until,…

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Puppy poetry at Edinburgh Book Festival

Join Eloise Greenfield and Ehsan Abdollahi in a fab event at Edinburgh International Book Festival  Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  Don’t miss this wonderful event for Thinker: My Puppy Poet with African-American poet Eloise Greenfield, and Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi on Saturday 25 August at Edinburgh International Book Festival. Thinker is a fun collection of children’s poems which follow Jace and his puppy Thinker. They’re best friends and do everything together- even making poetry. But, there’s one place…

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