Author(s): Nicola Bayley
A gentleman tyger and his son set sail from Victorian England into the timeless unknown. Together they roam across the seas, through jungles, past ice-covered mountains and erupting volcanoes and many more unexpected hazards along the way. "Bayley is a brilliant artist whose pictures glow like Medieval manuscripts". (Alison Lurie, The New York Times).
Long-awaited new edition of this much loved Sunday Times Bestseller by Richard Adams, author of Watership Down.
"Bayley's pictures are characteristically painstaking and gentle, softly lit, finely worked and pretty." Sunday Times "The pictures are full of fascinating details, and her tigers are beautiful sensuous creatures." Daily Telegraph "Gorgeous." Evening Standard "Lively narrative ballad." The Observer "Full of charm and detail, there are elements of Rousseau and Dali and woodcuts and the Books of Hours." Times Literary Supplement
Richard Adams was born in 1920 and later went on to study at Worcester College, Oxford (of which he was a Scholar). He served for five and a half years in the army during the Second World War and then joined the higher civil service in Whitehall. He is most well known as the author of Watership Down, published in 1972, which won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature. Nicola Bayley has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Mousehole Cat, which was chosen as the British Book Awards Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. She has also been Commended for the Kate Greenaway, shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award and won the Bologna Book Fair prize. Most recently she has illustrated two new books written by renowned poet Brian Patten, The Big Snuggle-up and Can I Come Too?.