The Last Tiger
By Petr Horáček
Illustrated by Petr Horáček
When the last tiger is captured by human hunters, he realises that it is more important to be free than to be strong...
Strong and proud, the tiger is lord of the jungle, but all his strength and boldness cannot keep him safe from the human hunters. In captivity, the tiger realises that what really matters is not strength or power, but freedom.
Moving, thought-provoking and superbly illustrated by an award-winning picture book creator - this is an important fable for our time.
275 x 240mm
Sep 11, 2019
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Long-listed for the UKLA Book Awards
"A powerful thought-provoking story about freedom, animal rights and conservation. Young readers will be captivated by the bold vivid illustrations creating the magnificence of the tiger and the world it inhabits. A beautiful picture book for young children with a serious message for adults."
"Moving, thought provoking and superbly illustrated. Fabulous stuff as ever from Petr, an immense talent in kidlit."
Read it, Daddy!
"Very much a modern fable, this thought-provoking book with its vibrant, richly patterned art invites readers of all ages to consider the fragility of freedom itself."
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Author and Illustrator
Petr Horáček was born in Prague and studied at the Academy of Fine Art. After graduating in 1994, he moved to live in England. His first two picture books were published in 2001, winning the 'Books for Children' Newcomer award. Since then he has won a string of other international prizes and distinctions, including shortlisting for the Independent Booksellers Week book award in 2016 for The Mouse Who Reached the Sky; the Best Everyday Book for One-year Olds in the Myra Robertson Baby Book of the Year awards for Choo Choo; 'Parents' Best Book of the Year 2013 for Animal Opposites; shortlisting for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for Puffin Peter; and Picture Book of the Year 2006 for the Dutch edition of A New House for Mouse. Petr tutors aspiring illustrators as well as holding workshops for children at literary festivals, bookshops and schools. He lives in Worcestershire, UK.