Azizi and the Little Blue Bird

Contemporary fairytale about freedom
WITH FREE TEACHER NOTES

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Azizi lives in a country governed by greedy rulers, who capture all blue birds and lock them up in a big cage in the courtyard of their palace. The people suffer and live in fear, until one day a little blue bird escapes from the cage.

 

Together with Azizi it sets out on a long journey to free the people of their cruel and relentless rulers.

 

 

A contemporary fairytale that meets the demand for more culturally diverse picture books in an increasingly multicultural society.

 

HONORARY MENTION WITH THE JENNY SMELIK-IBBY AWARD 2014 (NL)                                                                                                  

COUP DE COEUR DES GRAND-PARENTS AWARD AT THE CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL OF ROUEN (FR)

 
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Reviews

"Azizi and the Bird […] looks and sounds like a story from the Arabian Nights, but also suggests every current thought-policing regime in the world."

"A sophisticated picture book that demands discussion. Written on several levels from junior story to deeper cultural, economic and political issues."

"A clever piece of allegorical storytelling that may well whizz over the heads of your little ones, but with some gentle explanation will sink in and become a book that promotes debate and discussion ever after."

£10.99

Book information

Age: 
Format: 
Size: 
340 x 235
Pages: 
32
ISBN: 
978-0-9941098-6-6
Publishing date: 
September, 2015
Origin: 
Belgium
Languages: 
Translator: 
David Colmer

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