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Special Limited Edition Picture Storybook


Zal and the Phoenix

Special Edition Picture Storybook 

This special limited edition picture storybook, paintings by the distinguished artist Annabel Sebag-Montefiore and line illustrations by Cristina Martín, is a landscape hardback of 230x290mm with ribbon marker. The front cover features beautifully foiled line art on cloth. Each book is personally signed by the author, artist and illustrator, individually numbered and certificated. 

48 pages in 170g high quality matt coated paper + endpapers.

Covers in blue Brillianta Cloth Special edition with golden foiled lineart.


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Zal and the Phoenix is a fantasy story adaptation for children and families, of a tale from the celebrated Persian poet Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi's epic book, the Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"). An enchanting, magical, adventure story about an albino boy, prince Zal and a mythical bird, the Phoenix. The story contains a powerful message of acceptance and friendship in the face of prejudice, as relevant today as it was 1000 years ago. 

Special Limited Edition


This special limited edition of 200 copies is being offered during this the Ferdowsi 1000th Commemoration Year.

Original paintings by the distinguished artist Annabel Sebag-Montefiore with line art illustrations by Cristina Martin, highly commended at the Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2019.

The author of the story adaptation is Mark Stephenson, music director of the Oscar winning Peter and The Wolf animation film. 

A fine book printer has been selected, whose clients include gift shops at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate Britain, the gold benchmark standard applied to this special limited edition picture storybook, for families to treasure, exquisite display, bookcases and coffee tables.


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