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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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Exotic, otherworldly, different.

Thank you Ferelith Hordon for a fabulous review of The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock. This review is published in IBBY Link, spring 2016: The Jackal who Thought he Was a Peacock Fereshteh Sarlak, illus. Firoozeh Golmohammadi, trans. Azita Rassi, London: Tiny Owl, hb. 9 781 9103 2813 2, 2016, £12.99, 24pp. [Picture Book. Age range 6–8. Keywords: picture book, fable, Iran, anthropomorphism] Tiny Owl has quickly acquired the reputation for beautifully produced picture…

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