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Watch the new Cinderella of the Nile trailer!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Watch the new trailer for Cinderella of the Nile, a unique fairytale retelling from Beverley Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian. It’s out now in paperback, and in hardback in the US! Watch the trailer! This earliest known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern-day reader. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with…


Stories of the Simorgh at Edinburgh Book Festival

Stories of the Simorgh by Sally Pomme Clayton, author of The Phoenix of Persia Buy The Phoenix of Persia ‘Sitting in the nest was a bird, with curving beak and trailing tail. Her feathers flashed, scarlet, ruby, purple, gold. She was the size of thirty birds and shone like a hundred suns. The Simorgh!’ The Phoenix of Persia by Sally Pomme Clayton and Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif I was going to the Edinburgh Book Festival 2019,…


Quill Soup has a powerful message about community!

Buy Quill Soup Book blog Folded Corners have shared a fab review of Quill Soup! Check it out below! Published by Tiny Owl, in June 2019, this is a visually stunning and beautifully retold, African version of Stone Soup – a European folk story about the importance and impact of sharing – focused around Noko the porcupine. Noko arrives – as a stranger – tired, hungry and alone in a remote jungle village. When he…

Alan Durant

Quill Soup is a story for everyone! – author Alan Durant

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Alan Durant, the fab author of Quill Soup! It was great to hear from him about the inspiration behind this beautiful book. For those who don’t know, can you tell us a little bit about Quill Soup? I was introduced to the story of Quill Soup by a close friend in South Africa, an illustrator called Sam van Riet. It was her favourite story and she encouraged me to read…


Quill Soup serves up a full-flavoured message!

Buy Quill Soup Jill Bennett for Red Reading Hub has written a great review of Quill Soup! This droll tale, the third in Tiny Owl’s ‘One Story, Many Voices’ enterprise is a wonderful retelling of an African variant of folk tale classic Stone Soup. Here the protagonist, Noko is a tired, very hungry porcupine that dupes a whole village of selfish, well-sated animals into contributing to a wonderful meal even though they’ve asserted one by one…