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The Parrot and the Merchant is a USBBY outstanding international book!

The Parrot and the Merchant is celebrated internationally! Buy The Parrot and the Merchant We’re delighted that The Parrot and the Merchant has been selected as part of the USBBY Outstanding International Books List! Find out more about this brilliant honours list below. Beginning in 2006, USBBY has selected an honor list of international books for young people. The USBBY Outstanding International Books List is published each year in the February issue of School Library…

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All children will enjoy the heroic love story of Bijan & Manije – Patricia Nozell

The reader is transported into a fantastic world!  Buy Bijan & Manije  We love this wonderful review of Bijan & Manije from blog Wonder, Ponder, Write! Read Patricia Nozell’s thoughts below. Why I Like this Book: Bijan & Manije features many elements found in classic fairy tales: monstrous creatures that terrorize helpless people; a brave, young knight; a quest to subdue the creatures; a cowardly general; a lonely princess; a tyrannical king; and a love that…

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Cinderella of the Nile will lead to thought-provoking discussions – Patricia Nozell

The colorfully rich illustrations complete the retelling  Buy Cinderella of the Nile  We love this great review of Cinderella of the Nile from book blogger Patricia Nozell! Read her review below.   Like many other young and not-so-young readers, I love fairy tales. I especially love seeing how versions differ across regions and eras, even as the story themes remain the same. In Cinderella of the Nile, I found several aspects of the storyline that differed…

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Cinderella of the Nile’s colourful illustrations complement the familiar story 

Recommended reading for your folktale collections! Buy Cinderella of the Nile  We love this fantastic review of Cinderella of the Nile that Youth Services Book Review have shared! Read it below. Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book?  Retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this latest Cinderella edition is based on the earliest-known version of Cinderella. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits…

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The Parrot and the Merchant celebrates the natural world – Shelf Awareness

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant The Parrot and the Merchant has been featured in Shelf Awareness! An avid collector, Persian merchant Mah Jahan’s most precious possessions are her birds. Despite her devotion, “she kept them in cages or chains so that they couldn’t fly away and leave her.” Most beloved is “a beautiful bright parrot,” favored because “the parrot had learned to talk.” Preparing for her upcoming trading trip to India–the parrot’s home–Mah Jahan…

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