Iranian artist illustrates Eloise Greenfield’s book
Publish Date : Wednesday 6 December 2017 - 21:17
IBNA- Tiny Owl Publishing, the prime publisher of children and young adults books in UK has tasked the Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi to illustrate the new work of US poet Eloise Greenfield.
An extract from '‘Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me’
According to IBNA
correspondent quoting from The Bookseller
, ‘Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me’
is a collection of poems by Greenfield following the exploits of Thinker the puppy and his seven-year-old-owner Jace. The book is illustrated in “vibrant collage style with unique hand-colored paper” by Abdollahi.
The deal with Abdollahi was done directly with Tiny Owl's commissioning editor Sophie Hallam, without an agent. It will be published on 27th April 2018.
described the title as forming “part of its wider programme to promote under-represented voices and cultures in literature, and to produce beautiful picture books for everyone”.
Tiny Owl publisher Delaram Ghanimifard said: “Eloise is an inspirational woman and we really feel that her legacy deserves to be felt in new generations of poets and writers in the UK. We are particularly pleased to pair her with Ehsan Abdollahi.”
“We hope that through our intercultural projects, we can demonstrate the shared similarities between cultures and the importance of exchange and dialogue.”
Tiny Owl is the first publisher of Greenfield’s work in the UK. The award-winning African-American author has written 45 children's books previously.
Earlier, the British publisher released the book ‘Bijan and Manije’
one of the ancient epic stories of ‘Shahnameh’
(Book of Kings) by the legendary Persian poet Ferdowsi, re-written by Ali Seidabadi, Translated by Azita Rassi and illustrated by Marjan Vafaian.