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Speaking the truth with fairy tales

A podcast on fairy tales and the Cinderella story, featuring Jack Zipes, Beverley Naidoo, and Ann Lazim Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Last week at The Principal Hotel London something magical occurred! In a collaboration between CLPE, IBBY UK, and us, Tiny Owl, Ann Lazim, the librarian at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) spoke to Beverley Naidoo and Jack Zipes about fairy tales and our series One Story, Many Voices  which explores…

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Fairy stories are about coping with love and loss, overcoming fear and having hope – Anne Booth

Tiny Owl’s Fairy Tale Campaign continues Buy Cinderella of the Nile  For thousands of years, people have been telling stories. From this rich global heritage, we can find fairy tales that are strikingly similar but also different. Each culture has their own version of these tales, and, even today, fairy tales have a lasting significance. Children from all over the world still grow-up listening to them. Our new series, One Story, Many Voices explores well-known fairy tales told…

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Fairy tales give us hope that we humans will become humane – Jack Zipes

Tiny Owl’s Fairy Tale Campaign continues Buy Cinderella of the Nile  For thousands of years, people have been telling stories. From this rich global heritage, we can find fairy tales that are strikingly similar but also different. Each culture has their own version of these tales, and, even today, fairy tales have a lasting significance. Children from all over the world still grow-up listening to them. Our new series, One Story, Many Voices explores well-known fairy tales told…

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The illustrations of Cinderella of the Nile are perfect complement to Beverley Naidoo’s fine telling – Jill Bennett

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Read a wonderful review of Cinderella of the Nile by Jill Bennett: Cinderella is one of the most often told and recognised stories all around the world with its themes and motifs appearing in the folklore of many cultures. Rhodopsis is an ancient Greek/Egyptian tale said to be the earliest Cinderella story. Now, Carnegie award-winning author Beverley Naidoo retells this little known tale, the first in the publisher’s ‘One Story, Many…

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