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Pre-order Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me

Illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi and Tiny Owl publisher Delaram Ghanimifard

Pre-order Cinderella of the Nile 

We are thrilled that Tiny Owl authors and illustrators of: Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  Ehsan Abdollahi and Eloise Greenfield; and Cinderella of the Nile’s Beverley Naidoo, and Marjan Vafaeian have been featured as highlights for Edinburgh International Book Festival in this article by Bookwitch. Read it below:

It’s short and sweet, the schools programme at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. ‘Making books more affordable’ is a good motto, I feel. May it be successful and reach the children who need it the most.

I know I shouldn’t read the programme and plan, but I can read it and think. Some of the authors on the schools list will be doing ‘normal’ events too. And there is always the perfecting my school appearance. One of these days it will work.

         Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me

Last year someone I’d just met talked very enthusiastically about Jason Reynolds, whom I’d never heard of. Well, this American is coming over, for an event with Chris Priestley who has illustrated his book. That should be pretty special.

Clémentine Beauvais is someone else I’ve not seen before, and she will be appearing with Sarah Crossan, which will be good. James Mayhew I have always managed to miss, so I could perhaps undo that, and Melvin Burgess, whom I’ve seen a lot, is coming back after a break of a few years. Or did I merely miss him?

Ehsan Abdollahi will return, which pleases me, and he’s appearing with Eloise Greenfield. I’ve not seen Beverley Naidoo for years, and I don’t know her events partner Marjan Vafaeian at all, which I hope can be remedied.

Marjan Vafaeian the illustrator of Cinderella of the Nile

I will quickly tiptoe past the ‘star attraction’ on the Thursday morning, to mention that the last day will be special as always, with people like Theresa Breslin and Philip Ardagh and lots of other fun.

As you can tell, many school children will have some great events to look forward to. I’m always in awe of the school groups who get up before dawn cracks, to travel across Scotland to come to one of the events. Hopefully it will be a memory for life, and be the beginning of a bookish future for some.

  • Check out author Eloise Greenfield explain how Thinker began
  • Read this fab interview with Ehsan Abdollahi the illustrator behind Thinker
  • Check-out this introduction to the One Story, Many Voices series by Delaram Ghanimifard
  • Read this lovely interview with Marjan Vafaeian illustrator of Cinderella of the Nile 

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