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Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile one of the best children’s books of 2018!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  We are so thrilled that The Telegraph has named Cinderella of the Nile as one of the ‘The Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2018 (so far)’! In the list published last week by Emily Bearn, Cinderella of the Nile was awarded 4 stars, and is part of a selection of books that are ‘sure to keep even the most restless kids entertained through the school holidays’! It’s hard to think of a story as…

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Beverley Naidoo’s heartwarming tribute to librarians!

Author Beverley Naidoo takes part in storytelling event for Cinderella of the Nile Buy Cinderella of the Nile On July 7th, Beverley Naidoo, the award-winning author of Cinderella of the Nile, shared the wonderful story of the ancient fairy tale at Southbourne Library! Read her blog post about the event below! My second special event last week took place on Saturday morning at Southbourne Library where I shared with a wonderfully cross-age audience my new Cinderella of the Nile, splendidly…

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Beautiful artwork with a 3000-year heritage

The illustrations of Cinderella of the Nile have been inspired by ancient Egyptian art styles! Buy Cinderella of the Nile  By Alice Ahearn Pick up Cinderella of the Nile and the first thing that will likely strike you is the stunning illustrations. Opulent colours, elaborate patterns and staggering detail, all painstakingly hand-drawn by award-winning Iranian illustrator Marjan Vafaeian: it makes a fascinating visual treat of Beverley Naidoo’s retelling of the earliest known version of the Cinderella tale.…

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Fairy tales are messages of resistance and optimism – Heather Robbins

Tiny Owl’s Fairy Tale Campaign continues  Buy Cinderella of the Nile  For thousands of years, people have been telling stories. From this rich global heritage, we can find fairy tales that are strikingly similar but also different. Each culture has their own version of these tales, and, even today, fairy tales have a lasting significance. Children from all over the world still grow-up listening to them. Our new series, One Story, Many Voices explores well-known fairy tales told…

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Cinderella of the Nile journeys to Edinburgh

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Carnegie award-winning author Beverley Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian are bringing their 2,000 year-old retelling of Cinderella to Edinburgh International Book Festival on Wednesday 22 August. We’ve all heard the Cinderella story, but this one’s a little different. It follows the story of Rhodopis, a Greek girl who is sold into slavery. Though she makes friends with Aesop (the storyteller) and a bunch of animals, she remains unhappy. Until, a twist of fate,…

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