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City University celebrates The Phoenix of Persia!

City academics collaborate on children’s book and music project Buy The Phoenix of Persia We’re so pleased to be working on The Phoenix of Persia with brilliant musicians and composers from City University. The Phoenix of Persia is a picture book by Sally Pomme Clayton and Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif, that also features a resource box for schools, a musical composition and a programme of events. The university shared this great article about the project. Read it…

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A year 6 class became Tiny Owl for a day!

We are constantly amazed by children’s creativity! Fab primary school teacher Robyn Churchman and her year 6 class at Soho Parish CE Primary School created their own Tiny Owl book. Just like one of our books in the One Story, Many Voices series, they decided to retell an old folk tale in a new way. They chose the Japanese story Momotaro. Robyn has written a great blog all about the process of creating the book for…

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Meet the Creators

Buy The Phoenix of Persia The Phoenix of Persia is an exciting collaboration between music, art and literature. Author Sally Pomme Clayton wrote the story of Prince Zal and the Simorgh for The Phoenix of Persia, which was illustrated by Iranian artist Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif. The music for the book was conceived by Professor Laudan Nooshin, who initiated the project, and directed by Soosan Lolavar, the Creative Producer and Assistant Editor. The music was composed and performed by Amir Eslami…

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Announcing our biggest project of the year! A book with music and teacher resources

Buy The Phoenix of Persia To celebrate Nowruz, otherwise known as the Persian New Year, we’re announcing our biggest, most ambitious project of the year! We’re so excited to reveal The Phoenix of Persia, a new collaborative multi-disciplinary project with an original composition by Iranian musicians, teacher resources and a programme of nationwide events. The Book The Phoenix of Persia by Sally Pomme Clayton is based on a story from the Shahnameh, one of the great…

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Cinderella of the Nile is richly hued and intricately detailed! – Publishers Weekly

Buy Cinderella of the Nile U.S. based publishing journal Publishers Weekly have written a fab review of Cinderella of the Nile! American fans of Tiny Owl can get your hands on it in July. Read the review below! The ancient Mediterranean slave trade drives the plot of this 2,000-year-old legend retold by Naidoo. A girl named Rhodopis (Greek for “rosy-cheeked”) is celebrated for her beauty, but pirates know that “a girl like this could be…

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