Popular Little Black Fish, by Samad Behrangi and illustrated by the Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, Farshid Mesghali, will be back in stock soon. The first edition of The Little Black Fish is out of stock. We have been informed that new stock is arriving by the second week in July. Meanwhile you can buy the book from Waterstones (click here).
The Little Black Fish was first published in January 2015, and is our bestselling title.
This is a beautiful and compelling book with strong and important allegorical messages. Written in the 60s by noted Iranian social critic, teacher and author Samad Behrangi. The book has stunning, atmospheric illustrations by award-winning illustrator Farshid Mesghali. –Anne Harding
Little Black Fish may be small, but he has big questions and a determination to find answers to them. While his fellow fish are too scared to do anything different from their set routine, Little Black Fish swims over the edge of the pool, into the stream and river which will show him much more of the world. He meets wonders and adventures, dangers and beauty. He makes it all the way to the sea, and finds his answers. Even though he doesn t survive to tell his own story, here it is being told to another generation, and the inspiration of it is passed on.
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More to read about this book:
- A wonderful gallery of this book in the Guardian. Link
- An introduction by David Almond in the Guardian. Link
- The Little Black Fish selected among the best children’s books of the year by the Guardian. Link
- Two days with you at South London Gallery. A blog post. Link
- There is still room for quality. An interview with Chris McLauren. Link
- A gift that lasts a life time. A blog post. link
- Artistic illustrations build an everlasting image to a child. A blog post. Link
- Summer holiday reads. A blog post. Link
- The Guardian focuses on the classics that never translated into English. An article. Link
- Tiny Owl’s highlights in 2015. Link
- An introduction by Voice of America (in Persian). Link
- The Little Black Fish comes first in David Cadji’s top ten children’s books in the Guardian. Link
- A review by clpe. Link
- A nice review by: Playing with the book. Link
- The Little Black Fish and The Clever Mouse are the first set of Tiny Owl Publishing in Waterstones’ selves. Link
- A review by Found in Translation. Link
- A report by BBC Persian. Link
- A review by The Pirate Tree. Link
- A review by Outside in World. Link
- An article about this book in Shargh. Link
- A review by Armadilo. Link
- Kind words about this book by Jackie Morris. Link