The Lion Tattoo



ISBN: 9781910328286 Categories: ,

Atefeh Maleki Joo


The Lion Tattoo is a tale from Masnavi, one of the best-known and most influential works by the thirteenth century poet, philosopher and Sufi mystic Rumi.

The story begins with a young man who decides that he wants a lion tattoo on his shoulder. Perhaps because he wants to be big and strong – or maybe so he’s always got someone watching his back. 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. But who’s ever heard of a lion like that?! Finally, the tattooist has enough of his complaints and throws him out: “Brother, you just can’t stand the pain…”

Tiny Owl’s new series celebrates picture books for older readers and the art of visual narrative.

Additional information

Weight 152 g
Dimensions 15.7 x 15.7 cm
Publisher name Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd
Publication date 16 October 2017
Number of pages 24
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.7 x 15.7 cm
Weight 152 g


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Born in 1977, Atefeh Maleki Joo is an award- winning Iranian illustrator. She has illustrated several children's books and works for a number of children's magazines. She has won several national and international awards, including the 16th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations (2008).