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Wonderful events at Greenwich Book Festival Picture this: a beautiful blue-sky day, the river lazily taking boats of tourists up and down the Thames and a grassy yard filled with children playing and adults reading in the sunshine. This was the scene last Saturday 27 May at the Greenwich Book Festival, where Tiny Owl hosted two children’s workshops. During the first, Alia Alzougbi performed two Tiny Owl titles, The Parrot and the Merchant and The Jackal…

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A wonderful visit to The Merlin School, Putney

By: Alice Ahearn* I was very excited to be invited to The Merlin School to read some of Tiny Owl’s stories to children! On Tuesday 9 May, I visited four reception classes during their morning lessons to read two Tiny Owl titles: A Bird Like Himself and The Elephant’s Umbrella. I picked these stories because they’re full of the joys of sharing and helping each other, which children are just learning for themselves at this age. Each class was a joy…

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Tiny Owl is off to the Hay Festival!

Hay Festival: a magical melting pot of international ideas! The Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, is the biggest event of the international literary calendar. At the edge of the Brecon Beacons, it’s a magical melting pot of ideas from all over the world, attended by writers and artists, thinkers and scholars, performers and publishers… including Tiny Owl! We will be holding three events at the festival on 2 June: From 11.30 – 12.30pm, Pippa Goodhart,…

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Join us for innovative storytelling at Greenwich Book Festival

Tiny Owl has a surprise in store: a storytelling performance using the ancient Persian art of pardekhani! Storyteller Alia Alzougbi will be performing Tiny Owl’s The Parrot and the Merchant in an event at Greenwich Book Festival on 27 May. At the centre of the event will be a beautiful canvas decorated with Marjan Vafaian’s stunning illustrations – the way Rumi’s 13th-century fable would originally have been performed. Read this blog to see the timetable of our events at…

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Such a clever, beautifully crafted book!

Read a wonderful review of A Bird Like Himself by Mirrors windows doors: When an eclectic collection of animals come across an egg, they swiftly also find themselves cast in the role of parents.  What they lack in bird-ness, they make up for with love and dedication. As Bird grows, he benefits from the diverse breadth of experience that the different animals bring to their parenting. Play might be swinging from the curve of the…

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