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Bijan and Manije: an epic tale of love

Read a wonderful review of Bijan and Manije by Anne Harding:   Bijan and Manije is a re-telling of a story from Shahnameh (the Book of Kings), a collection of Persian myths and legends from many centuries ago, brought to life for children by Iranian poet and author Ali Seidabadi, and well translated by Azita Rassi. When the Armenians send word to King Khossow of Iran that their territory is over-run by terrifying boars, he offers a…


The Sunday Times: Watch out for The Elephant’s Umbrella!

We’re thrilled that The Elephant’s Umbrella was highlighted as one to ‘Watch out for…’ by Nicolette Jones on The Sunday Times ‘Children’s Book of the Week‘. The umbrella is the protagonist of this delightful picture book: it decides to belong not to the leopard or the bear, who will use it for selfish pursuits, but to the elephant, who invites everyone to share it. Irresistible for its striking, friendly pictures and message about the joy of altruism.  …


A Bottle of Happiness chosen as a top book of the year by The Sunday Times

Buy A Bottle of Happiness We’re delighted to see that our recent title A Bottle of Happiness was included in Nicolette Jones’ round up of the best children books of the year. She recommends it as an ideal Christmas gift. Read her fantastic review below!   A Bottle of Happiness, told by Pippa Goodhart (Tiny  Owl 12.99, +4), is a joyous and resonant fable about the gift of sharing, with unusual and spectacular illustrations by the Iranian…