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The Guardian love the beautiful illustrations in The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

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The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is chosen as one of the best books of the year!
The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is an atmospheric retelling

What brilliant news to kick off December! We’re over the moon that Imogen Russell Williams from The Guardian has chosen The Secret of the Tattered Shoes as one of the best children’s books of 2019, despite only being published at the end of September!

It was wonderful to see Ehsan Abdollahi’s illustrations featured right at the top of the article too! This is Ehsan’s second book to feature in The Guardian, after When I Coloured in the World was celebrated in 2015.

Read what Imogen had to say below.

Jackie Morris’s The Secret of the Tattered Shoes (Tiny Owl) is an atmospheric retelling of the story of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”, in which the hero ultimately refuses to marry one of the callous princesses, choosing instead to search for the mysterious forest woman who helped him. Ehsan Abdollahi’s marionette-like collaged illustrations transport the reader deep into the heart of the tale, where gilded tree branches glisten and opalescent fruit begs to be plucked.

  • Read Jill Bennett’s review – The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is infused with mystery
  • The English Association is won over by The Secret of the Tattered Shoes!
  • BookTrust loves The Secret of the Tattered Shoes!
  • The Secret of the Tattered Shoes sets your imagination alight! – Dolphin Booksellers

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