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The Orange House

£12.99 £5.99 (hardback)

UK only


The Orange House is a unique take on the celebration of being different.

The small Orange House stands at the end of the alley, feeling sad and left out as all the nearby tall buildings admire another new building being built. Her old stone stairs and pipes are no match for the new building’s elevator and brand new pipes that they say will never burst.

Feeling she has no place in the world anymore, the Orange House finds surprising new friends as the workmen advance towards her with their shovels and picks.

Watch the book trailer

Meet the author and illustrator


Nahid Kazemi has illustrated more than 50 books for children and received her Master’s from Tehran Art University. She has appeared at national and international festivals, and been published inside and outside Iran. She currently lives in Canada. Other books for Tiny Owl include Alive Again (2015).

Read an interview with Nahid



Read more about The Orange House:
  • A World of Books in Translation. Link
  • Build bridges not walls. Link
  • Kindness is a thread throughout our stories. Link
  • We need EMPATHY, now more than ever! A blog post
  • A story that inspires discussion and debate. A review by Chitra Soundar
  • Read a blog: Small acts of kindness can set a friendship in motion
  • A review of this book by Jill Bennett, here.
  • An interview with Nahid Kazemi, illustrator & author of this book, here.
  • A review by Parents in Touch, here.
  • A review by Read it Daddy. here.
  • A review by Let Them Be Small, here.


Parents in Touch

A very thoughtful story, with a strong environmental message touchingly conveyed.

Let them be small

A gentle way to talk to young people about friendships and protecting those we care about.

Chitra Soundar

A story that will inspire discussion and debate.

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