A captivating new story from master storyteller SF Said, author of Varjak Paw.
SF Said's debut novel, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize.
The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the Blue Peter Book of the
Year Award. SF's 2013 novel, Phoenix, was shortlisted for the
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and selected for the 2016 IBBY
Honour List. His latest novel Tyger won the British Book Award for
Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2023. In addition to winning
multiple prizes for his own work, SF has judged major UK book
awards, such as the Costa Book Awards, BookTrust Lifetime
Achievement Award and Amnesty/CILIP Honour award. He is a dedicated
champion of reading for pleasure, and writes passionately about
children's books and all things connected to them.
Dave McKean is an illustrator, artist, graphic designer, photographer, filmmaker and musician. He has illustrated all of SF Said's novels, as well as books by David Almond and Neil Gaiman. Dave directed a feature film based on one of his picture books with David Almond, which was produced by Jim Henson Studios and starred Rob Brydon. Dave was a concept artist for two Harry Potter films, and also directed The Gospel of Us: a film of a National Theatre Wales play starring Michael Sheen. He lives in Kent with his wife.
A future classic
*British Book Award for Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2023*
*The Times Children's Books of the Year 2022*
A classic in the making
*Foyles Children's Book of the Year 2022*
You wait years and years for a masterpiece and then one comes along
Next level excellent. This book is a gem
A simple thrilling tale of a boy and a girl and a Tyger. A triumph!
An out-and-out masterpiece
Breathtaking, heartbreakingly and achingly beautiful. Perfection
A masterpiece of a story: beautiful, brilliant, perfect!
A perfectly-judged children's adventure
A timeless classic
Another roaring success
*The Times, Children's Book of the Week*
Here are two masters of their crafts and their collaboration is absorbing, uplifting and joyous - my book of the year so far. Buy it, read it, share it!
An ambitious, bold tour-de-force
*The Reading Agency Children's Books of the Year 2022*