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The art in Under the Great Plum Tree is throughly unique

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A thorough delight to page through over and over again!

We’re delighted with this wonderful review of Under the Great Plum Tree from School Library Journal! Read Elizabeth Bird’s review below.

In 2019 I noticed a significant uptick in the number of Iranian and Iranian-American illustrated books. Intrigued, I wondered if this would continue through 2020. Alas, I did not find the same number of books this year, but at least I found some true goodies along the way. Initially, I had hoped that Ahmed’s story of a clever monkey who outwits an old crocodile was a traditional folktale that I could add to my Fairytales, Folktales, and Religious Tales list. Twas not to be, but I hardly cared when I read the lovely story and witnessed Dalvand’s art. Though he doesn’t come from India, Dalvand’s method of incorporating Indo-Persian patterns and designs into his art is thoroughly unique. I adored his dainty monkey, with her tiny feet and elaborately brocaded dresses.This book is a thorough delight to page through over and over again. It may not win any awards, but it’ll win your heart (I freely grant that that was a cheesy thing to say and I stand by it).

  • Read more: Yippee! Under the Great Plum Tree is nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021!
  • Read moreUnder the Great Plum Tree longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021!
  • The Sunday Times says Under the Great Plum Tree is One to Watch!
  • Under the Great Plum Tree is full of beauty! – author Pippa Goodhart

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