Page 1

Ti ny ow l




New Autumn Titles


the secret of the tattered shoes

under the great plum tree

Pippa Goodhart Illustrated by Anna Doherty

Jackie Morris Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi

Sufiya Ahmed Illustrated by Reza Dalvand

1 September 2019 (pg 8)

25 September 2019 (pg 4)

1 October 2019 (pg 6)

Picture books for everyone

Delaram Ghanimifard, Co-founder of Tiny Owl Publishing

For me nothing is more rewarding than seeing a smile on the face of a child reading our books, or seeing children inspired by our work. I'm happy to say we have witnessed many of these moments over the last year. It's been a busy time for Tiny Owl, but we have been rewarded in many ways, including being nominated as regional finalist for The Bookseller's 'Small Press of the Year' Award. Our new Autumn list includes Fair Shares by the amazing Pippa Goodhart and Anna Doherty. The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a special collaboration between Jackie Morris and Ehsan Abdollahi who met at Edinburgh International Book Fair last year. Under the Great Plum Tree is illustrated by Iranian artist Reza Dalvand. Sufiya Ahmed was inspired to write the book after listening to her mother’s tales about kind-hearted monkeys and silly old crocodiles in the Indian jungle.

Contents One Story, Many Voices.................................................................................. 4 Modern Fables.................................................................................................... 8 Tales by Rumi..................................................................................................... 10 Poetry ................................................................................................................ 12 Early Years & Non-Fiction................................................................................ 14 Wordless Books.................................................................................................. 16

Teacher Resources To celebrate the publication of The Phoenix of Persia (see page 5), our free resource The Shahnameh Box explores one of the greatest epics of world literature. Developed in collaboration with City, University of London, and HEC Global Learning, it includes: • An original composition by Iranian musicians set to The Phoenix of Persia with a spectacular narration by author Sally Pomme Clayton — available for download via a QR code inside the book. • The Phoenix of Persia, Bijan and Manije and a non-fiction book on Iran. • An Iranian flute and drum, Iranian materials, feathers, coins, rose petals, games and examples of art and Persian miniatures. • Cross-curricular teacher resources for KS1/2 including information on the Shahnameh, its history and the culture of Iran.

For more Tiny Owl resources for teachers and parents visit: teacherresources.

To acquire The Shahnameh Box for your school library service, please contact or call 020 7364 6428. The Shahnameh Box has been created by Tiny Owl Publishing, City, University of London, HEC Global Learning and Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services with support from Arts Council England, Pop Up Projects CIC and the Iran Heritage Foundation.


For thousands of years, people have been telling stories...From this rich global heritage, we can find stories that are strikingly similar but also different. Our series ‘One Story, Many Voices’ explores well-known stories told from different and unique perspectives from all over the world.

The secret of the tattered shoes Jackie Morris Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale about twelve princesses who are locked in at night, yet whose dancing shoes are worn down by morning. A young soldier is tasked to discover their night-time adventures. But unlike the story told by the Brothers Grimm, this soldier seeks a different ending. Jackie Morris's poetic text updates this well-known story and shows how fairy tales evolve and adapt over time. Beautifully illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi who has created stunning puppet-like illustrations in rich and delicate detail. His unique illustrative style perfectly encapsulates the beauty and melancholy of the story. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-37-8 • Publication: 25 September 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 40 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 8+ • All Rights Available


Jackie morris Jackie Morris is an internationally bestselling author and illustrator who lives in a small cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast. Originally from Birmingham, Jackie visited Pembrokeshire over 20 years ago for the weekend and never left. She shares her home with her two children, her beloved cats, and two dogs. Her illustration of The Lost Words was recognised by UK booksellers as the most beautiful book of 2016.

One Story, Many Voices • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-43-9 • Publication: 1 May 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 40 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 6+ • Rights Available (excl. North America)






The phoenix of persia Sally Pomme Clayton Illustrated by Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif

This legend from the Shahnameh by the tenth century Iranian poet Ferdowsi is a mythical tale of family, forgiveness and what it means to be truly wise. This special edition includes original Iranian music and a spectacular narration by Sally Pomme Clayton as well as teacher resources to download. Find out more here:

• Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-29-3 • Publication: 14 May 2018 • Price: £12.99 • 40 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 6+ • Rights Available (excl. North America and Turkey)

Ehsan abdollahi Ehsan Abdollahi is an illustrator and animator, and teaches at Tehran Art University in Iran. Ehsan uses his own handmade and hand-coloured paper in his collages. Jackie Morris met Ehsan Abdollahi at Edinburgh International Book Festival and fell in love with his work. Jackie wrote the text with Ehsan in mind. Ehsan has also illustrated When I Coloured in the World (2015), A Bottle of Happiness (2016) and Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me (2018) for Tiny Owl.

Cinderella of the Nile Beverley Naidoo Illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian

Beautifully retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, this earliest known version of Cinderella is brought to life for the modern-day reader.

"In this delightful retelling of an ancient Greek variant by Beverley Naidoo, our heroine wins the day without a fairy godmother or a fancy frock…" The Telegraph 5

under the great plum tree Sufiya Ahmed Illustrated by Reza Dalvand

An unlikely friendship forms between Miss Bandari and Mr Magarmach when they meet under the great plum tree deep in the heart of India. Mr Magarmach is old and his hunting days are over but Miss Bandari loves hearing his stories as they munch plums together. One day Mr Magarmach invites Miss Bandari for lunch and she jumps on to his scaly back. A quick wit helps her out of this sticky situation but she soon discovers that friendship overcomes all and tastes just as sweet as the plums on her tree. The story of the monkey and the crocodile is a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. But it’s a tale from around the world and versions can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Japan, the UK and the Caribbean. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-46-0 • Publication: 1 October 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 32 pp • 280 x 220 mm • Age: 4+ • All Rights Available


Sufiya ahmed Sufiya Ahmed was born in India and arrived in the UK as a baby. She lived in Bolton, Lancashire, before moving to London where she still lives. Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author. In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for underprivileged school children. She wrote this book about a kind-hearted bandari and a silly old magarmach after listening to her mother’s tales about the Indian jungle.

One Story, Many Voices

Quill soup Alan Durant Illustrated by Dale Blankenaar

Noko, the porcupine, is very hungry. On arriving at a village, he asks the other animals for some food and shelter. But, despite their full bellies, all the animals say they have nothing to spare. Never mind: he’ll just have to make do and cook a pot of soup from the quills off his back – a soup so tasty even the king likes it. Once the villagers hear of his plan they offer just enough ingredients to make a soup worthy of them all...

reza dalvand Reza Dalvand was born in 1989 in Iran. As a child, he had only one idea in mind: to draw. After studying graphic design at the Isfahan University of Fine Arts, he obtained a master’s degree in illustration at the University of Tehran. An illustrator and author of children’s books, he has published several children’s books in Farsi, French, German and Japanese in Asia and Europe.

This African version of Stone Soup celebrates generosity and kindness — and the message that we can all benefit if we share our resources. • Hardback • ISBN:978-1-910328-40-8 • Publication: 20 June 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 32 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 5+ • Rights Available (excl. North America and South Africa English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Setswana, Sepedi, Siswati, Sesotho, Ndebele, Tshivenda and Xitsonga)


What is a fable? A story that teaches us something true. our collection of modern fables explore Concepts such as freedom, love, friendship, citizenship, family and happiness, told from unique and varying perspectives.

“But I STILL can’t reach a pear!

Pick went Bear. Scrunch-munch.

This doesn’t FEEL fair at all!” said Hare.

“Delicious” said Bear

Fair Shares Pippa Goodhart Illustrated by Anna Doherty

When Bear and Hare try and reach for some juicy pears, they realise they need some help. Hare finds three chairs but issaid it fairHare. that Hare “That’s true!” “So ithas is two chairs and Bear only one? When they have the same, Hare still fair for Bear to have one chair, can’t thetopears! a little friend teaches them and reach for me haveSo two. Wahoo!” that being fair isn’t always everyone getting the same Everyone was happy, thing...with hilarious results! until… A beautifully simple picture book that asks, what is fair? The answer is not always as simple as you’d think!

Pippa Goodhart Pippa Goodhart is the author of over a hundred children’s books, including the prizewinning picture book You Choose, and the Winnie the Witch series which she writes under the pen name of Laura Owen. She trained as a teacher, and worked for many years in bookselling before becoming a mother and a writer.

anna doherty Anna Doherty is an illustrator from sunny Scotland. She adores drawing, writing, and every single dog in the world. She owns too many pencils and she likes tiny sketch books. Outside of illustration, her main skills in life are rock, paper, scissors and swimming a long way under water without breathing.

• Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-50-7 • Publication: 1 September 2019 • Price: £6.99 • 32 pp • 230 x 280 mm • Age: 3+ •All Rights Available


Modern fables • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-20-0 • Publication: 28 October 2016 • Price: £12.99 • 28 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 4+ • Rights Available (excl. Complex Chinese and Turkish)

A Bottle of Happiness Pippa Goodhart Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi


Find out if it is possible to bottle and share happiness in this timeless fable, exquisitely illustrated in an eyeopening and unusual style.

Anahita Teymorian

A child grows and discovers the world. As he lies awake at night, he sees there’s enough room in the sky for all the stars and the moon. When he visits the ocean, he sees there is enough room for all the fish, even for the whales. As he grows up, he doesn’t understand why people fight for space. Surely, if we are kinder to one another, there will always be room for everyone?

• • • • • • • •

This is a beautiful and profound picture book — a testament of our time and a touching allegory for war and the refugee crisis. • • • • • •

Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-36-1 Publication: 21 September 2018 • Price: £12.99 Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-39-2 Publication: 15 October 2019 • Price: £7.99 32 pp • 235 x 235 mm • Age: 4+ Rights Available (excl. Turkish, Spanish, North America and Complex Chinese)

Will Nill Farhad Hasanzadeh (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Atieh Markazi

Written by Hans Christian Andersen Award 2018 nominee Farhad Hasanzadeh, this story shows how making just a little effort can make a big difference. • Hardback •Price: £12.99 • ISBN: 978-1-910328-17-0 • Publication: 31 January 2017 • Paperback • Price: £7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-910328-38-5 • Publication: 11 October 2018 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 3+ • Rights Available (excl. Korean, Simplified Chinese and Complex Chinese)

When I grew up, I became a sailor and went to explore the world. I saw there was room in the sea for all the fish. Even the whales!

This lesson in sharing is wittily and originally rendered by the Iranian artist Anahita Teymorian, with a lovely sense of pattern, in rich red, brown, and turquoise. It looks a treat, and promotes love. The Sunday Times

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-15-6 Publication: 1 April 2016 Price: £12.99 24 pp 250 x 250 mm Age: 3+ All Rights Available

The Elephant’s Umbrella Laleh Jaffari (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Ali Khodai

Elephant is always ready and willing to share his prized possession – a brightly coloured umbrella. But one day, the umbrella is whisked away and goes on an adventure of its own.


Rumi was a Persian poet, scholar and Sufi mystic of the 13th Century. Rumi’s influence is international in scope and his work is loved globally. Our books for children and older readers introduce this literary master to a wide audience.

“But   w hat if   my monster’s got a dad too? ” said Amir. "And what if  he shouts for him, and he comes, and his frying pan’s bigger than yours, and he eats you up while the little monster’s eating me? ”

Grobblechops Elizabeth Laird Illustrated by Jenny Lucander

Amir is worried about the little monster lurking under the bed. What if it tries to eat him up?! And what if that monster has a dad and a mum too? As Amir’s father tucks him in, he wonders if the monster might become a friend instead... A timeless tale of monsters under the bed, Grobblechops is based on a story by the thirteenth century poet, philosopher and Sufi mystic Rumi. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-41-5 • Publication: 1 February 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 32 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 5+ • Rights Available (excl. North America)


Elizabeth Laird

Jenny Lucander

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award winning author of many successful picture books, young fiction and YA novels. Her travels across the world have influenced her style of writing and choice of topics. She is well-known for tackling a wide range of global issues through her work.

Jenny Lucander, born 1975 in Helsinki, studied children's book illustration, creation and storytelling at the University of Gothenburg, The School of Design. Jenny has illustrated several award-nominated children's books.

Tales by Rumi

The Parrot and the Merchant

The Jackal Who Thought He was a Peacock

Retold by Ali Seidabadi (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian

Retold by Fereshteh Sarlak (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Firoozeh Golmohammadi

Mah Jahan, a rich merchant woman, collects and cages beautiful birds but learns that to love someone, you must set it free... Retold for modern-day readers, this classic tale by Rumi is brought to life by the award-winning illustrator Marjan Vafaeian.

Jackal is unhappy with his dull brown and grey fur. He dreams of looking bright and beautiful like the peacocks so that all will admire him. But is being a peacock really as glamorous as it seems? A story about longing, envy, ingenuity and finding out who you really are.

• • • •

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-03-3 Publication: 28 May 2015 Price: £11.99

• • • •

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910328-25-5 Publication: 16 March 2017 Price: £7.99

• Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-13-2 • Publication: 1 January 2016 • Price: £12.99 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 5+ • Rights Available (excl. Turkish)

• 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 5+ • Rights Available (excl. English for the Indian sub-continent, Turkey & North America) • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-28-6 • Publication: 16 October 2017 • Price: £7.99 • 24 pp • 150 x 150 mm • Age: 16+ • All Rights Available

One day a young man decides that he wants a lion tattoo. But as the tattooist begins her work, he feels the pain of the needle and decides that his lion doesn’t need a tail ... or a mane… or a stomach! This hilarious picture book for older readers introduces the work of Rumi – a thirteenth century poet, philosopher and suFi mystic.


Picture books for everyone

Children’s stories that ask philosophical and universal questions are a rare find. This wonderfully quaint and contemporary children’s book is a must, not just for children but for adults with a passion for Rumi’s poetry, those collecting unique books and illustrations for all ages, and libraries and shops caring to have the best stories and narratives on their shelves. Tania Khojasteh

The Lion Tattoo

*** Finalist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018

Atefeh Maleki Joo

One day a young man decides that he wants a lion tattoo. But as the tattooist begins her work, he feels the pain of the needle and decides that his lion doesn’t need a tail… or a mane… or a stomach! This hilarious picture book for older readers celebrates the art of visual narrative and is guaranteed to make you think.


Poetry makes us look, feel, reflect and contemplate. It is the lived experience of word and thought. For children, it is the springboard to discover how language can dance and play.

DARE Lorna Gutierrez Illustrated by Polly Noakes

Dare to dream. Dare to aspire. Dare to trust… dare to inspire! This simple yet inspirational poem encourages children everywhere to dare to dream big, to help others and speak out for what is right, but also to take time for simple joys and to be comfortable in their own skin. With charming rhymes and energetic, inclusive illustrations, this is a book to empower every child. • Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-42-2 • Publication: 2 April 2019 • Price: £6.99 • 32 pp • 235 x 235 mm • Age: 4+ • Rights Available (excl. North America and the Phillipines)


Lorna Gutierrez

Polly Noakes

Lorna Gutierrez is an author and poet who enjoys making difficult subjects easier for children to understand. She has written two previous collections of poetry to encourage building self-esteem and confidence in children. This is her first book for Tiny Owl.

Polly Noakes is an illustrator and author with a passion for creating lyrical images for children’s books. Her love of illustration started at Cambridge School of Art and Polly graduated from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration in 2015. Polly lives in the countryside with her family and rescued Romanian street dog Bertie.


upon the page ers old and the rewards ife by the




When I

the world, rubbing out the bad A child uses crayons to colour and change Boredom gives way to play, crying things and replacing them with good. to light. With a little colour and to laughter, war to peace and darkness more hopeful place. imagination, the world becomes a kinder, book with When I Coloured in the World is a beautiful positive message. a simple poetic text and a profound, books of 2015

One of the Guardian’s best children’s

‘One of Iran’s greatest contemporary poets.’ – BBC ‘Deep, layered, beautiful.’ – Jackie Morris The Guardian

‘An unusual picture book that imagines

a world without discrimination, poverty – Book Trust

‘Here worlds are brought together, annihilating – IBBY Link


Coloured in World the

When I Coloured in the World

uiet in public, il Pets’ Day. at last, et...

• Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-33-0 • Publication: 27 April 2018 • Price: £9.99 • 32 pp • 205 x160 mm • Age: 7+ • Rights Available (excl. North America and the Philippines)

Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Ehsan Abdollahi

or inequality.’



• • • •

Hardback: 978-1-910328-07-1 Paperback: 978-1-910328-22-4 30 April 2015 / 31 January 2017 £11.99 / £7.99

• 32 pp • 250 x 250mm • Age: 5 • Rights Available (excl. North America, Complex Chinese and Simplified Chinese)

Tiny Owl Picture books for everyone

When I Coloured in the World

Ahmadreza Ahmadi (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi

Picture books for everyone

THINKER: MY PUPPY POET AND ME Eloise Greenfield Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi

With a box of coloured crayons, one child sets out to transform the world. Selected by the Guardian as one of the best books of the year in 2015 and Winner of the Flying Turtle Medal in 2011.

Thinker isn’t an average puppy. He’s a poet. So is his owner, Jace, and together they turn the world around them into verse. There’s one thing they can’t share, though: Thinker isn’t allowed to go to school. That is, until Pets’ Day. But the puppy poet finds it surprisingly hard to keep quiet... Eloise Greenfield (born 1929) is a renowned African-American poet and activist whose work is known for her positive portrayals of black families and cultural life. She is the 2018 winner of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

• • • •

Hardback: 978-1-910328-05-7 Paperback: 978-1-910328-24-8 1 July 2015 / 16 March 2017 £11.99 / £7.99

• 24 pp • 250 x 250mm • Age: 5+ • Rights Available (excl. Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Hindi)

Alive Again Ahmadreza Ahmadi (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

When blossom falls from the trees, a little boy wonders, will it ever return? This philosophical poem explores questions about the cycles of life.

• • • • •

Eloise Greenfield’s poems in Thinker dance joyfully upon the page as they inspire confidence and authenticity in readers old and young. These are poems about love, belonging, and the rewards of sharing our gifts with the world. Victoria Adukewi Bulley, National Poetry Ambassador

Hardback: 978-1-910328-12-5 1 April 2016 £12.99 24 pp • 250 x 250mm Age 5+ • All Rights Available

A Rainbow in My Pocket Ali Seidabadi (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Hoda Haddadi

Why is the sky blue? Why do the ants queue in a straight line? This poem explores the curiosity of children and the ever-changing nature of their thoughts.


From banging your first drum to becoming a big brother or sister - new experiences are part and parcel of growing up. discover new concepts, places, ideas with our early Years and non-fiction titles.

The FLUTE Ken Wilson-Max Illustrated by Catell Ronca

This is the flute. It sounds like yellow. Easy and mellow... Hear the whisper of the flute and see how it floats like a butterfly. Discover how music can make you move and feel! • Hardback •ISBN: 978-1-910328-35-4 • Publication: 1 March 2019 • Price: £9.99 •24 pp • 195 x 195 mm • Age: 0+ • All Rights Available

Tiny Owl’s Children, Music, Life series, created by the award-winning picture book creator Ken Wilson-Max, explores different musical instruments from around the world.


Ken Wilson-Max

Catell Ronca

Ken Wilson-Max was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He has illustrated and worked on more than 60 books, including the ‘Lenny’ series. Ken frequently works with children in schools, libraries and centres and also publishes a newspaper for children called Chicken!

Born in Basel, Switzerland, Catell now lives and works in Lucerne. A graduate from the Royal College of Art in London, Catell’s work is regularly recognized in Illustration Annuals. Some of her favourite things are the Swiss Alps, hand-painted folk art and making ceramic tiles and objects.

Early Years & Non-Fiction Wilson-Max * Ronca

Ken Wilson-Max * Catell Ronca

• 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 3+ • All Rights Available

The New baby and me

or everyone

• Hardback: 978-1-910328-18-7 • Paperback: 978-1-910328-34-7 • 12 February 2018 / 16 September 2018 • Price: £12.99 / £7.99

• Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-30-9 • Publication: 1 March 2018 • Price: £9.99 • 24 pp • 195 x 195 mm • Age: 0+ • All Rights Available


Christine Kidney Illustrated by Hoda Haddadi

A new baby is on the way! What will he be like? This family all have their own ideas about the new baby. Will he be a pirate or painter, a scientist or a dreamer? But there’s one thing they haven’t thought of…

The Drum Ken Wilson-Max Illustrated by Catell Ronca

Feel the rhythm of the drum and discover joy in your heart with this delightful picture book – guaranteed to get you and your baby dancing to the beat! •

• Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-06-4 • Publication: 11 June 2015 • Price: £11.99 • 28 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 4+ • All Rights Available

The first in Tiny Owl's Children, Music, Life series




What brings this book alive is the way the vibrant illustrations intertwine with the simple words...Even without sound, this book makes you want to get up and dance! Juno Magazine The illustrations are vibrant and musical. Bright colours and a diverse community make the pages dance along. Book Trust

Watch out for The Guitar and The Trumpet out in 2020!

Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird Parviz Kalantari (trans. Azita Rassi)

Discover the lifestyle of a young Qashqai girl, including where she goes to school, how she helps to bake flat bread and milk the goats as well as the tradition of woven artistry from this unique nomadic tribe in Iran.

• Rights Available (excl. Korean and Turkish) • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 4+

The Snowman and the Sun Susan Taghdis (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

What happens to a snowman when he melts? This unique picture book introduces the water cycle and evaporation to young children.


A wordless picture book can speak a thousand words! For each reader may interpret the images differently and, in doing so, find their own story...





Picture books for everyone


Chalk Eagle

Duncan Annand

Nazli Tahvili

While a bluebird builds her nest in the forest, two eccentric gentlemen have a more ambitious construction in mind: a vast palatial building, made from birdcages filled with colourful parrots. As the trees come down and the structure goes up, the bluebird watches on. More and more caged birds are consigned to their fate until at last a huge dome completes the work. But when the celebrating architects go in to admire their creation, the little bluebird brings their ambitions crashing down around them.

A young boy living in the heart of a busy city spots an eagle swooping overhead. He dreams of what it would be like to fly away from the noise and soar over mountains and rivers. Climbing onto the roof, he uses chalk to draw his own eagle – and then himself – into existence. The two fly away together, and embark on a wonderful adventure of the boy’s own imagination.

A witty tale of freedom and retribution for readers of any age. • Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-31-6 • Publication: 24 August 2018 • Price: £8.99 • 28 pp • 270 x 200 mm • Age: 4+ • All Rights Available

This is most definitely a book for all ages and all people in all places. Like those parrots on the final spread, it’s one to make both hearts and imaginations take flight. Red Reading Hub

With original screenprinted illustrations, this wordless picture book is a testament to the power of imagination, and brings to life every child’s dream of soaring into the sky. • Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-32-3 • Publication: 29 January 2018 • Price: £10.99 • 32 pp • 270 x 200 mm • Age: 6+ • All Rights Available

With a reduced palette of predominantly white, blue and green and with shifting geometric shapes of houses and rooftops that hover between two and three dimensions. Tahvili creates a dreamscape between reality and imagination. Books for Keeps


Wordless Picture Books


Picture books for everyone

books for everyone

Little Eli Laura Bellini

In this set of wordless picture books, housed in a beautiful slipcase, Little Eli – an imaginative and tenacious dragonfly – builds his dreams. From towers made of eggs, a pack of cards and a set of pencils, Little Eli soon realises that with a little hope, magic and hard work, anything is possible. A story of willpower and imagination for readers of any age. • Hardback / Slipcase • ISBN: 978-1-910328-27-9 • Publication: 2 October 2017 • Price: £24.95 • 116 pp • 370 x 128 mm •Age: 5 to 99+ • No Rights Available


Backlist the little black fish

Bijan Manije

Samad Behrangi Illustrated by Farshid Mesghali

Ali Seidabadi Illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian

• • • •

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-00-2 Publication: 1 January 2015 Price: £12.99

• • • •

• • • •

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910328-19-4 Publication: 31 January 2017 Price £8.99

• 48 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 7+ • Rights Available (excl. Italian, Turkish, Swedish, Croatian, Spanish and Catalan)

• 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 7+ • All Rights Available

A Bird Like Himself

The Clever Mouse

Anahita Teymorian

Anahita Teymorian

• • • •

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-02-6 Publication 1 January 2015 Price: £11.99

• • • •

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-01-9 Publication 28 March 2015 Price: £11.99

• • • •

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910328-23-1 Publication 16 March 2017 Price: £7.99

• • • •

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910328-21-7 Publication 19 January 2017 Price: £7.99

• 32 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 3+ • Rights Available (excl. Spanish, Italian, German and Simplified Chinese)

• 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 4+ • Rights Available (excl. Italian, Complex Chinese and Simplified Chinese)

The Orange House

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Nahid Kazemi

Mahni Tazhibi

• • • •

• Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-04-0 • Publication: 5 February 2015 • Price: £11.99

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-11-8 Publication: 1 January 2016 Price: £12.99

• 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 4+ • Rights Available (excl. Hindi)


Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-14-9 Publication: 1 August 2016 Price: £12.99

• 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 3+ • Rights Available (excl. Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese and French)

Sales Enquiries UK Sales Office


Thames & Hudson Ltd Head Office 181a High Holborn London WC1V 7QX T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 5050 E:

Poppy Edmunds T: 020 7845 5024 E:

Ben Gutcher Head of UK Sales T: 020 7845 5023 E: Christian Frederking Group Sales Director E: Andrius Juknys Head of Distributed books T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 505 E: Mark Garland Manager, Distributed Books T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 5055 E: Rosita Stankute Distributed Sales Coordinator T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 5055 E:

UK Territory Managers Dawn Shield T: 020 7845 5146 E: London David Howson T: 020 7845 5030 E: London & South East Karim White T: 07740 768 900 E: Northern England, Scotland & Ireland Mike Lapworth T: 07745 304 088 E: The Midlands & East Anglia Ian Tripp T: 07970 450162 E: Wales & Southwestern Counties

Key Accounts Gethyn Jordan T: 020 7845 5029 E: Michelle Strickland T: 020 7845 5027 E:

Jamie Denton T: 07765 403 182 E: South, South Eastern Counties/Gift Victoria Hutton T: 07899 941 010 E: London / Gift Colin Macleod T: 07710 852 197 E: Wales & Southwestern Counties / Gift Jill Macleod T: 07885 720 175 E: Wales & Southwestern Counties / Gift For general enquiries, please contact Alice Corrigan T: 020 7845 5028 E:

INTERNATIONAL Europe Austria, Germany & Switzerland Michael Klein T. +49 931 17405 E: Europe Belgium Alexandra Levy Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: Netherlands Van Ditmar b.v. Bas van der Zee E: Eastern Europe Sara Ticci T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E: Eastern Mediterranean, Bulgaria & Romania Stephen Embrey T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E: France Interart S.A.R.L. T : +33 (1) 43 49 36 60 E:

Italy, Spain & Portugal Natasha Ffrench Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: Scandinavia, Baltic States, Russia & the CIS Per Burell T: + 46 (0) 70 725 1203 E: The Near & Middle East incl. Egypt Stephen Embrey T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E Africa (excluding South) Ian Bartley Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana Peter Hyde Associates T: +27 (021) 447 5300 E: Asia & Far East China (prc), Hong Kong & Macau Thames & Hudson China Ltd T: +852 2 553 9289 E: For China enquiries: Beijing Marc Zhang E: Shanghai Jiajin Chen E: Taiwan Helen Lee E: India, Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh Kapil Kapoor, Roli Books T: +91 11 2921 0886 E: Japan Sian Edwards & Christian Frederking Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E:

Malaysia Thames & Hudson Singapore Pte Ltd T: (603) 7877 6063 E: Pakistan & Sri Lanka Stephen Embrey T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E: Singapore & South-East Asia APD Singapore Pte Ltd T: (65) 6749 3551 E: Australasia Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea & the Pacific Islands Thames & Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd T: (03) 9646 7788 E: Americas Central & South America, Mexico & the Caribbean Natasha Ffrench Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: For countries not mentioned above, please contact: Alezandra Levy Export Sales T: +44 (0)20 7845 5038 E:

NORTH AMERICA Consortium Book Sales & Distribution The Keg House Suite 101 34 13th Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN 55413-1007 T: +001 866 400 5351 E:

TRADE ORDERS (UK) Hely Hutchinson Centre (HHC) Milton Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire Didcot OX11 7HH Customers Services T: 01235 759 555 E: hukdcustomerservices@

Korea Zita Chan E:


for enquiries, please contact: Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd 7 Peacock Yard Iliffe Street London SE17 3LH, UK tinyowlpublishing @TinyOwl_Books

Foreign Rights Petula Chaplin

Press (UK) Nicky Potter

Press (North America) Ellen Myrick



Front and back cover illustrations from Under the Great Plum Tree by Reza Dalvand



Picture books for everyone

Profile for Sophie Hallam

Tiny Owl Publishing Autumn 2019 Catalogue  

Tiny Owl Publishing Autumn 2019 Catalogue