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The Parrot and the Merchant is truly wonderful – Jill Bennett

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant Fab educational consultant Jill Bennett gave her thoughts on The Parrot and the Merchant on her blog Red Reading Hub. Read her great review below! Exquisite, jewel-like illustrations grace every page of this thought-provoking retelling of the ancient fable from the pen of 13th C poet/philosopher Rumi. Gloriously visualised by Marjan Vafaian who has made the merchant a woman, it tells of said merchant, named Mah Jahan who collects and cages…

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The Parrot and the Merchant is an enchanting story!

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant  Read a wonderful review of The Parrot and the Merchant by Louise Gahan for Reading Zone: The Parrot and the Merchant is a story based on a thirteenth century fable about a merchant who trades goods between Persia and India. However, the merchant this time takes shape as a woman Mah Jahan, who is depicted as a strong, self determined figure adorned with beautiful and exquisitely designed dresses. Interesting then…

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A Year Three class’ amazing response to Cinderella of the Nile

Inspiring ideas for fun classroom activities! Buy Cinderella of the Nile Fabulous teacher Karen Argent wrote about her experience of reading Cinderella of the Nile with her class for The Letterpress Project. The students did some amazing drawings in response to the book! Read her fab blog and see the children’s brilliant work below! When I was working with a group of Year Three children at Somers Park Primary School in Malvern the other day,…

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Amazing Cinderella of the Nile activities by Love My Books!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Love My Books have shared some fantastic activities for children to enrich their reading of Cinderella of the Nile. Beverley Naidoo. Illus. Marjan Vafaeian Age 7- 9 In this beautifully illustrated retelling of one of the earliest versions of Cinderella a young girl from Ancient Greece, Rhodopis, is kidnapped and taken as a slave to the island of Samos. Here she makes friends with the famous storyteller Aesop and his stories help…

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Cinderella of the Nile among top 10 books of 2018!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Love My Books picked Cinderella of the Nile as one of their top ten books of 2018! Read their great review below! As usual it is hard to choose our top 10 new favourite picture books from the thousands published this year. Here is a selection of some of our current favourites for 2018. We hope that you and your child will find appealing characters and stories in these beautifully…

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