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The Parrot and the Merchant celebrates the natural world – Shelf Awareness

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant The Parrot and the Merchant has been featured in Shelf Awareness! An avid collector, Persian merchant Mah Jahan’s most precious possessions are her birds. Despite her devotion, “she kept them in cages or chains so that they couldn’t fly away and leave her.” Most beloved is “a beautiful bright parrot,” favored because “the parrot had learned to talk.” Preparing for her upcoming trading trip to India–the parrot’s home–Mah Jahan…

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Grobblechops carries the most important human values: tolerance and acceptance!

Buy Grobblechops When we talk about ‘British values’, it can be hard to pin down what we really mean. On hearing the phrase, you might immediately think of things like queueing, or having a cup of tea with a friend. Or you might think of values like democracy, freedom and fairness. Our book Grobblechops explores one of the most important values for young people to learn: tolerance and acceptance towards people who are different from…

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Grobblechops is intriguing and beautiful! – Lesley McFarlane

Buy Grobblechops Primary school teaching assistant Lesley McFarlane wrote a great review of our book Grobblechops! Read it below! A thirteenth century poet, philosopher, and mystic, as inspiration for a children’s book?! A story about a monster under the bed?! To say I was sceptical is an understatement. However, I was also intrigued and so I dived in! The thought of monsters under the bed, is a tale as old as humans. What might lurk…

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Grobblechops will resonate with adults and children of all ages – Reading Pebbles

Buy Grobblechops Fab children’s book blog Reading Pebbles have reviewed Grobblechops! Take a look! Grobblechops is a retelling of a poem by Rumi, a renowned poet and philosopher who lived in ancient Persia. This is one of several of his poems which have been translated by the publishers Tiny Owl, and brought to life in engaging and thoughtful picture books for a new generation.  I love all the retellings, but this is my favourite so…

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The Parrot and the Merchant celebrated in The Wall Street Journal!

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant The Parrot and the Merchant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal! Thank you to Meghan Cox Gurdon for the amazing review! A different sort of prisoner features in “The Parrot and the Merchant” (Tiny Owl, 24 pages, $16.99), a picture-book adaptation of a fable by the 13th-century mystic Rumi, written and illustrated here with weird, interesting artwork by Marjan Vafaeian (see below). Translated by Azita Rassi and, in a…

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