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Quill Soup is about welcoming strangers and sharing resources – Minerva Reads

Buy Quill Soup Minerva Reads reviewed Quill Soup as part of their special feature for Refugee Week! This book, which celebrates welcoming outsiders, is out on World Refugee Day, 20th June. Refugee Week starts this week, with the slogan ‘Different Pasts, Shared Future’. It’s a theme well worth bearing in mind in our current climate, especially if you read this article in The Observer from 9th June, which pointed to the increased number of war refugees, and…

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The Phoenix of Persia is a must-read! – Read it Daddy

Buy The Phoenix of Persia Another fantastic review for The Phoenix of Persia, from father-daughter book blogging team Read it Daddy! One thing we really believe on our blog is that the more children are exposed to stories that go far beyond their own comfortable cultural bubble, and the boundaries of their own country, the more they’ll begin to learn and understand other countries and cultures – and perhaps find commonality in the way stories…

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The Phoenix of Persia picked as a top book for Fathers’ Day!

Buy The Phoenix of Persia Children’s book blogger Mamma Filz featured The Phoenix of Persia in her Fathers’ Day picture book gift list! Welcome to my latest blog post. I’m sharing picture books that could make wonderful gifts for Father’s Day or perhaps you just want to spoil a significant male in your life. I hope my piece represents the many different hobbies and passions significant one may have. Let’s begin with some picture books…

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A teacher says why he loves Quill Soup!

Buy Quill Soup Fab teacher A. Severs has written a lovely review for Quill Soup on Goodreads! Check it out! So much to look at in these amazing illustrations and a story to really make you think. My reception-aged daughter and I spent a lot of time poring over Quill Soup looking for animals hidden in the wilds of the pictures and picking up clues about how honest the animals were really being. A brilliant…

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Discover the folk tale behind Quill Soup: Stone Soup!

Buy Quill Soup We’re so excited to share the latest book in our One Story, Many Voices series, Quill Soup! This vibrant animal tale by Alan Durant and Dale Blankenaar tells the story of Noko the porcupine, who goes looking for some food in the jungle. But where does the story come from? As you may know, Stone Soup is a traditional folk tale found throughout many countries in Europe. In the story, some travellers…

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