The art in Under the Great Plum Tree is throughly unique
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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 more: Under 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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