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The Parrot and the Merchant has a memorable moral! – Kirkus Reviews

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant Kirkus Reviews have featured our Rumi tale The Parrot and the Merchant! It’s out in the US on 14th May. Read the review below! A tale of Rumi, the famous Persian poet, in which interactions between humans and animals result in a memorable moral. Mah Jahan is a Persian merchant who travels widely and trades in all sorts of things. On one of her trips to India, she brings…

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Cinderella of the Nile is a rich addition to the global fairy-tale collection! – Kirkus Reviews

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Kirkus Reviews recommend Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian! They drew attention to the wide ethnic diversity represented in the book! It’s out in the US on 16th July.  Read the review below! Born in Greece at a time when “pirates freely roamed the seas” and affectionately called Rhodopis, “rosy-cheeked,” she is pale-skinned with long, red hair and “eyes like sapphires.” One day, while herding goats,…

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Put a little piece of Rumi on your bookshelf!

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant Instagram book-lovers Nura’s Little Library wrote a fab review of The Parrot and the Merchant. Read it below! If I’m being brutally honest I’m actually not familiar at all about Rumi’s work. I know he was an important poet and scholar but I just never came around to reading his stuff. My cousin sent this for Nura so we both get to experience his writing together. The story is of…

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Cinderella of the Nile is richly hued and intricately detailed! – Publishers Weekly

Buy Cinderella of the Nile U.S. based publishing journal Publishers Weekly have written a fab review of Cinderella of the Nile! American fans of Tiny Owl can get your hands on it in July. Read the review below! The ancient Mediterranean slave trade drives the plot of this 2,000-year-old legend retold by Naidoo. A girl named Rhodopis (Greek for “rosy-cheeked”) is celebrated for her beauty, but pirates know that “a girl like this could be…

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Nicolette Jones: The story of Bijan & Manije spoke to me

Buy Bijan & Manije  Tiny Owl loves to publish timeless stories, those that have something to say to modern audiences, regardless of when they were written. Bijan & Manije is a story from the ancient Persian epic Shahnameh, written a thousand years ago. When we chose to publish Bijan & Manije with its stunning modern illustrations, we had to find a new way to communicate the story to an audience with no prior knowledge of the Shahnameh. Enter…

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