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Book Trust loves The Phoenix of Persia!

Buy The Phoenix of Persia Book Trust have chosen The Phoenix of Persia as one of their ‘New Books We Love’ for June! Read their fab review below! This atmospheric picture book retells a traditional Iranian story, taken from the Shahnameh, an epic poem which was written a thousand years ago. When Prince Zal is born with a shock of snowy white hair, the King of Persia refuses to accept him as his son and casts…

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The Phoenix of Persia is a boon for teachers! – Parents in Touch

Buy The Phoenix of Persia Parents in Touch have written a fab review of our ancient tale The Phoenix of Persia! Read it below! The story is based on the Shahnameh, an epic of world literature by Iranian poet Ferdowsi. In a busy marketplace in Iran, a traditional storyteller regales her audience with the tale of Prince Zal and the Simorgh. The Simorgh is a wise phoenix whose flapping wings disperse the seeds of life across…

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Meet the illustrator of The Phoenix of Persia!

Buy The Phoenix of Persia We interviewed Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif, illustrator of the gorgeous new picture book The Phoenix of Persia! Find out what he had to say below! What was your favourite part of the story to illustrate? For me, the best part of the story to illustrate was the mysterious sleeping phoenix. Can you explain the sgraffito technique you used for the illustrations? I used a technique called scratch board, in which I…

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Cinderella of the Nile is required reading for anyone interested in fairytales

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Youth Services Book Review have written a fab review of our cross-cultural fairytale Cinderella of the Nile! It’s out in the UK now and coming soon to the US. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book?  Retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this latest Cinderella edition is based on the earliest-known version of Cinderella. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who…

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Music and storytelling: how a teacher used The Phoenix of Persia

Buy The Phoenix of Persia We’re continually amazed by the hard work and creativity of teachers. Just look at this amazing series of lessons fab teacher and blogger Teacher Glitter produced for her class using The Phoenix of Persia! You can download the FREE cross-curricular teacher resources she used here. A few months ago, the wonderful Tiny Owl children’s book publisher @TinyOwl_Books messaged me to ask if I would be interested in a copy of their…

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