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A captivating new story from master storyteller SF Said, author of Varjak Paw.

About the Author

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.

Reviews

A future classic
*British Book Award for Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2023*

Spectacular
*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
*Frank Cottrell-Boyce*

Next level excellent. This book is a gem
*Malorie Blackman*

A simple thrilling tale of a boy and a girl and a Tyger. A triumph!
*Jacqueline Wilson*

An out-and-out masterpiece
*Piers Torday*

Breathtaking, heartbreakingly and achingly beautiful. Perfection
*Sophie Anderson*

A masterpiece of a story: beautiful, brilliant, perfect!
*Peter Bunzl*

A perfectly-judged children's adventure
*Katherine Woodfine*

A timeless classic
*Sita Brahmachari*

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!
*LoveReading*

An ambitious, bold tour-de-force
*The Reading Agency Children's Books of the Year 2022*

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