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Tiny owl SPRING Catalogue 2019


Spring 2019 titles The

oenix Ph of Persia Sally Pomme Clayton Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif

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Quill Soup

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

Alan Durant Illustrated by Dale Blankenaar June 2019 (pg 6)

May 2019 (pg 4)

DAre

Grobblechops

Lorna Gutierrez Illustrated by Polly Noakes April 2019 (pg 10)

Elizabeth Laird Illustrated by Jenny Lucander February 2019 (pg 8)

The Flute

Ken Wilson-Max Illustrated by Catell Ronca March 2019 (pg 12)


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

Picture books for everyone

Delaram Ghanimifard, Co-founder of Tiny Owl Publishing

As we turn to the new year, we're excited to be publishing the next in our One Story, Many Voices series: The Phoenix of Persia. This project is particularly special to me as it includes an original composition by Iranian musicians, 25 school resource boxes to loan up and down the country and a programme of nationwide events. We're also publishing a new folktale Quill Soup, illustrated by South African illustrator Dale Blankenaar and retold by Alan Durant. Elizabeth Laird has collaborated with Finnish illustrator Jenny Lucander to create Grobblechops, an exciting new addition to our Tales by Rumi series. Our new picture book Dare encourages children everywhere to dare to dream big, to help others and speak out for what is right - an important message for 2019. 3


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 Phoenix of Persia Sally Pomme Clayton Illustrated by Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif

In a bustling marketplace in Iran, a traditional storyteller entertains her audience with the tale of Prince Zal and the Simorgh. High up on the Mountain of Gems lives the Simorgh, a wise phoenix whose flapping wings disperse the seeds of life across the world. A king awaits the birth of his son but when the child is born with white hair, he is banished to the forest. The young child is brought up by the Simorgh until his father realises the love he has lost and seeks his return. The second in our ‘One Story, Many Voices’ series, this legend from Shahnameh, written by the Iranian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE has echoes of Snow White and firebird folklore. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-43-9 • Publication: 1 May 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 32 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 6+ • All Rights Available (excl. North America)

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Sally pomme clayton Sally Pomme Clayton is a pioneering storyteller and writer. She is the author of The Phoenix of Persia and has a long connection with the Iranian epic Shahnameh. She wrote ‘Prince Zal and the Simorgh’ for composer David Bruce and The London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012. She loves to bring fairytales and forgotten myths to new life. Sally Pomme co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton (1985), together they spearheaded storytelling across the UK. She is an inspiring educator, teaching practical workshops in storytelling and creative writing. www.sallypommeclayton.com


One Story, Many Voices • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-29-3 • Publication: 14 May 2018 • Price: £12.99 • 40 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 6+ • All Rights Available

(excl. North America and Turkey)

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. Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus the Falcon swoops in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt.

Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif was born in Tehran in 1979 and is an awardwinning illustrator whose work has been published worldwide. To illustrate The Phoenix of Persia, Amin has used his distinctive sgraffito technique, which involves scratching through a layer of still-wet paint to reveal what’s underneath.

"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…" Named as one of the best children's and young adult books of 2018, The Telegraph

* Includes an original Iranian musical composition available to download, alongside teacher resources and a programme of nationwide events. Find out more here: www.tinyowl. co.uk/pheonixofpersia

"Brilliant colours spring from the page, a feast for the eyes. It is exciting to be faced with such vibrant images transporting us to another world to meet a lively, positive heroine."

Supported by the Arts Council England, City, University of London and Iran Heritage Foundation

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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... 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+ •All Rights Available

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Alan Durant Alan Durant has written over one hundred books for children of all ages — from picture books to poetry to young adult thrillers. His picture books include the award-winning Burger Boy, Always and Forever and Dear Tooth Fairy. He regularly visits schools, libraries and festivals in the UK and abroad, giving talks and running writing workshops. Alan is married with three children and lives in Brighton.


One Story, Many Voices The Boy Who Cried Wolf Mahni Tazhibi (trans. Azita Rassi)

This classic fable playfully explores the temptation in us all to exaggerate – and the risks attached! The Boy Who Cried Wolf  is familiar as one of Aesop’s Fables, but its origins go much further back than that, and versions of it are found in cultures throughout the world. In all versions, the message is the same: nobody believes a liar. Mahni Tazhibi’s version is exceptionally illustrated, with the young Iranian artist’s distinctive style – a visual treat. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-04-0 • Publication: 5 February 2015 • Price: £11.99 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 3+ • Rights Available (excl. Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese and French)

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

Dale Blankenaar Dale Blankenaar is a full-time picture book illustrator and designer from South Africa. He has illustrated over 30 picture books (locally and internationally). Dale has won several international awards including the IBBY Honour list and the Publishers Choice Award at the 2017 China Shanghai International Book Fair.

Two neighbouring countries are at war. A young man Bijan finds himself in the neighbouring gardens of the evil King Afrasaib. There he meets Manije and falls madly in love. The couple suffer a wicked fate at the hands of the king but are saved by the redemptive values of truth and bravery. The story of Bijan and Manije is one of the ancient epic stories of Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) by the 10th century poet Ferdowsi. It is an epic story of redemption and love across the divide, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-14-9 • Publication: 1 August 2016 • Price: £12.99 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 7+ • All Rights Available

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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+ • All Rights Available (excl. North America)

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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.

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

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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+ • All 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.

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*** Finalist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018 (Graphic Novel)

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 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.

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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+ •All Rights Available (excl. North America and the Phillipines)

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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, who likes long lively walks!


Poetry

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THINKER

MY PUPPY POET AND ME ILLUSTRATED BY

EHSAN ABDOLLAHI

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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

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Coloured in World the

When I Coloured in the World

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

Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Ehsan Abdollahi

or inequality.’

boundaries.’

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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+v • All Rights Available (excl. North America, Complex Chinese and Simplified Chinese)

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

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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.

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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+ • All 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.

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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.

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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

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• 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

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Christine Kidney Illustrated by Hoda Haddadi

The Drum

A new baby is on the way! What will he be like? This family of five children 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…

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

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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

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

• Watch out for The Guitar and The Trumpet coming out in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020!

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

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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...

BOY CAN IN THE HEART OF A BUSY CITY, A YOUNG TO FLY OVER ONLY IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE EAGLE MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS, AS FREE AS THE OUT, WHO SWOOPS OVERHEAD. BUT AS IT TURNS . IMAGINATION MIGHT BE ALL HE NEEDS..

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NAZLI TAHVILI

Picture books for everyone

Caged

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

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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

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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.

There’s Room for everyone 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

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 whilst Elephant takes a nap, the umbrella is whisked away and goes on an adventure of its own. This heart-warming tale celebrates how sharing can make you happy. • • • •

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-910328-17-0 Publication: 31 January 2017 Price: £12.99

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Paperback ISBN: 978-1-910328-38-5 Publication: 11 October 2018 Price: £7.99

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

• Selected as one of the best books of the year by The Sunday Times, 2016

• 32 pp • 235 x 235 mm • Age: 4+ • All Rights Available (excl. Turkish) • The first in Tiny Owl's 'Hope in a Scary World' series which aims to give children hope for a better future.

Anahita Teymorian appeals for peace in There’s Room for Everyone... She had the idea for the tale while shouting at the TV news, but the tone isn’t angry – it’s wise and warm. The Observer

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The umbrella is the protagonist of this delightful picture book: it decides to belong not to the leopard or the bear, who will use it for selfish pursuits, but to the elephant, who invites everyone to share it. Irresistible for its striking, friendly pictures and message about the joy of altruism. Nicolette Jones, The Sunda y Times


Modern fables

The Little Black Fish

A Bottle of Happiness

Samad Behrangi (trans. Azita Rassi) Illustrated by Farshid Mesghali

Pippa Goodhart Illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi

This story is about a Little Black Fish who dares to swim against the tide. Whilst all the other fish in the pond just follow each other around, too scared to do anything different, Little Black Fish swims into the river and makes his way to the sea. His adventures help him learn just how huge and wonderful the world beyond the pool really is...

There was once a big mountain with two villages on either side. One day a young boy decides to cross the mountain and visit the marketplace, but what can a poor boy trade? Find out if it is possible to bottle and share happiness in this timeless fable, exquisitely illustrated in an eye-opening and unusual style.

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

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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) • Selected by the Guardian as one of the best books of the year in 2015 • Shortlisted for The Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation in 2016 • Illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Farshid Mesghali

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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) • Selected as one of the best books of the year by The Sunday Times, 2016

A Bottle of Happiness is a joyous and resonant fable about the gift of sharing, with unusual and spectacular illustrations by the Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi. Inspired by Middle Eastern fabrics, images in watercolour with sharp cubist lines make richly patterned scenes of market squares, village life and dancing... It will make your heart dance, too. Nicolette Jones, The Sunda y Times

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

This is a colourful and amusing tale of two very different street cats called Will and Nill. 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 • ISBN: 978-1-910328-15-6 • Publication: 1 April 2016 • Price: £12.99 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 3+ • All Rights Available

A Bird Like Himself Anahita Teymorian (trans. Azita Rassi)

When a chick hatches in the forest with no one around to look after him, a group of animals do their best to bring him up. But none of them can teach him to fly… This is a charming yet profound tale of parental love and growing up. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-02-6 • Publication 1 January 2015 • Price: £11.99 • Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-23-1 • Publication 16 March 2017 • Price: £7.99 • 32 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age 5+ • Rights Available (excl. Spanish, Italian, German and Simplified Chinese)

The Clever Mouse Anahita Teymorian (trans. Azita Rassi)

A mousy love story about a ‘clever’ mouse and a princess that explores how kindness is more important than beauty. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-01-9 • Publication 28 March 2015 • Price: £11.99 • Paperback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-21-7 • Publication 19 January 2017 • Price: £7.99 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age 5+ • Rights Available (excl. Italian, Complex Chinese and Simplified Chinese)

The Orange House Nahid Kazemi (trans. Azita Rassi)

The Orange House is a timeless fable about taking care of the environment, whether natural or built. • Hardback • ISBN: 978-1-910328-11-8 • Publication: 1 January 2016 • Price: £12.99 • 24 pp • 250 x 250 mm • Age: 4+ • All Rights Available (excl. Hindi)

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Ben Gutcher Head of UK Sales T: 020 7845 5023 E: b.gutcher@thameshudson.co.uk Christian Frederking Group Sales Director E: c.frederking@thameshudson.co.uk Andrius Juknys Head of Distributed books T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 505 E: a.juknys@thameshudson.co.uk Mark Garland Manager, Distributed Books T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 5055 E: m.garland@thameshudson.co.uk Rosita Stankute Distributed Sales Coordinator T: 020 7845 5000 F: 020 7845 5055 E: r.stankute@thameshudson.co.uk

UK Territory Managers Dawn Shield T: 020 7845 5146 E: d.shield@thameshudson.co.uk London David Howson T: 020 7845 5030 E: d.howson@thameshudson.co.uk London & South East Karim White T: 07740 768 900 E: k.white@thameshudson.co.uk Northern England, Scotland & Ireland Mike Lapworth T: 07745 304 088 E: mikelapworth@sky.com The Midlands & East Anglia Ian Tripp T: 07970 450162 E: iantripp@ymail.com Wales & Southwestern Counties

Key Accounts Gethyn Jordan T: 020 7845 5029 E: g.jordan@thameshudson.co.uk Michelle Strickland T: 020 7845 5027 E: m.strickland@thameshudson.co.uk

Jamie Denton T: 07765 403 182 E: jamesdenton778@btinternet.com South, South Eastern Counties/Gift Victoria Hutton T: 07899 941 010 E: victoriahuttonbooks@yahoo.co.uk London / Gift Colin Macleod T: 07710 852 197 E: colinmacleodsw@gmail.com Wales & Southwestern Counties / Gift Jill Macleod T: 07885 720 175 E: colinmacleodsw@gmail.com Wales & Southwestern Counties / Gift For general enquiries, please contact Alice Corrigan T: 020 7845 5028 E: sales@thameshudson.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL Europe Austria, Germany & Switzerland Michael Klein T. +49 931 17405 E: mi-klein@t-online.de Europe Belgium Alexandra Levy Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: a.levy@thameshudson.co.uk Netherlands Van Ditmar b.v. Bas van der Zee E: th@vanditmar.audax.nl Eastern Europe Sara Ticci T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E: s.ticci@thameshudson.co.uk Eastern Mediterranean, Bulgaria & Romania Stephen Embrey T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E: s.embrey@thameshudson.co.uk France Interart S.A.R.L. T : +33 (1) 43 49 36 60 E: commercial@interart.fr

Italy, Spain & Portugal Natasha Ffrench Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: n.ffrench@thameshudson.co.uk Scandinavia, Baltic States, Russia & the CIS Per Burell T: + 46 (0) 70 725 1203 E: p.burell@thameshudson.co.uk The Near & Middle East incl. Egypt Stephen Embrey T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E s.embrey@thameshudson.co.uk Africa (excluding South) Ian Bartley Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: i.bartley@thameshudson.co.uk South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana Peter Hyde Associates T: +27 (021) 447 5300 E: noelene@peterhyde.co.za Asia & Far East China (prc), Hong Kong & Macau Thames & Hudson China Ltd T: +852 2 553 9289 E: aps_thc@asiapubs.com.hk For China enquiries: Beijing Marc Zhang E: aps_china@asiapubs.com.hk

Malaysia Thames & Hudson Singapore Pte Ltd T: (603) 7877 6063 E: liliankoe@apdkl.com Pakistan & Sri Lanka Stephen Embrey T: + 44 0117 915 0772 E: s.embrey@thameshudson.co.uk Singapore & South-East Asia APD Singapore Pte Ltd T: (65) 6749 3551 E: customersvc@apdsing.com Australasia Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea & the Pacific Islands Thames & Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd T: (03) 9646 7788 E: enquiries@thaust.com.au Americas Central & South America, Mexico & the Caribbean Natasha Ffrench Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: n.ffrench@thameshudson.co.uk For countries not mentioned above, please contact: Alezandra Levy Export Sales T: +44 (0)20 7845 5038 E: a.levy@thameshudson.co.uk For trade order distribution, see overleaf.

Shanghai Jiajin Chen E: aps_sh@asiapubs.com.hk Taiwan Helen Lee E: Helen_lee@asiapubs.com.hk India, Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh Kapil Kapoor, Roli Books T: +91 11 2921 0886 E: kapilkapoor@rolibooks.com Japan Sian Edwards & Christian Frederking Export Sales Department Thames & Hudson Ltd E: s.edwards@thameshudson.co.uk Korea Zita Chan E: zita_chan@asiapubs.com.hk

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