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A fresh, dark and poetic retelling – Fairy Tale News Blog

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is beautifully eye-catching – Fairy Tale News Blog   Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes   We absolutely love this wonderful review of The Secret of the Tattered Shoes from Fairy tale News Blog! Read the review below!     Now available in the UK (and coming to the US in Fall 2020) is a new and “poetically dark” retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses (also known as The Shoes…

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Wonderfully inviting book which is a new telling of the classic Twelve Dancing Princesses – Let Them Be Small

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the classic Brothers Grimm story!   Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes   A fabulous review of The Secret of the Tattered Shoes by Sarah Burns from Let Them Be Small! Check it out below! One of the things that the children and I are starting to look at together is the language used in books. Both Daniel and Emma occasionally pick up…

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Find joy and inspiration in The Secret of the Tattered Shoes – LovemybooksUK

The elements of magic are so fun Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes We’re absolutely delighted with this special feature on The Secret of the Tattered Shoes over on LovemybooksUK! It’s so lovely to hear about how Larra was inspired to design her own dresses! Have a read below. Divya tells us how this beautiful picturebook captured her daughter Larra’s imagination: ‘The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a wonderful and beautifully illustrated book.…

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A compassionate retelling of a difficult fairytale – Books For Our Children

It’s the twist at the end that perfects this book  Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes We’re delighted with this brilliant review of The Secret of the Tattered Shoes from Books For Our Children! Have a read. I first noticed this book because of its exquisite artwork. Ehsan Abdollahi’s art is rich, lush, with almost touchable texture, made with a mixture of paper dolls and collage (more here), giving a haunting, magical quality to…

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The artistic techniques create a unique reading experience – Books for Keeps

Elements of visual representation includes consideration of diversity  Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes Buy Under the Great Plum Tree In their latest feature in Books for Keeps, Darren Chetty and Karen Sands-O’Connor examine the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic voices in children’s books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, including Ehsan Abdollahi’s emotive illustrations in The Secret of the Tattered Shoes, and Reza Dalvand’s highly intricate illustrations in Under the Great Plum Tree.…

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