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Book Signing with Haya Al Khalifa

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Little Island Big Fort

Little Island Big Fort is a pop-up adventure for all ages. Soar high above Bahrain with the boy and his red balloon as he embarks on an adventure that is out of this world!

Haya Al Khalifa is a writer and documentary photographer living in Bahrain. Her debut children’s book is a pop-up adventure about a young Bahraini boy and his red balloon flying high above Bahrain. It was important for Haya to create a story set in Bahrain for Bahraini children to experience an adventure that takes place in a familiar setting. The boy’s journey is a visualization of the relative size of objects in our environment, helping children analyze the relationship between these objects, and better understand the scale of the world they live in.

The book's paper engineer is Renee Jablow who is credited with paper engineering more than seventy children's books, incuding the well known Robert Sabuda pop up books.  The book is illustrated by Pia Drent, a childrens book illlustrator living in the Netherlands.

Alongside the signing, there will also be  a pop-up workshop where children can re-create a pop-up scene from the book.

All are welcome