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The Last Tiger

Written by Petr Horáček

Illustrated by Petr Horacek

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The Last Tiger Review

Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

Moving, thought-provoking and superbly illustrated by an award-winning picture book creator - this is an important fable for our time.


The Last Tiger Synopsis

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.

The Last Tiger Press Reviews

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. - Red Reading Hub

With beautiful illustrations, this is a moving and thought-provoking picture book about animal freedom. - The Bookseller

This is such a powerful story, so simply soon as you open the book and see the endpapers, you just know this is going to be one special book. - @Jo_Bowers

Addresses serious conservation issues and animal rights, perfectly supported by powerful artwork. - @pbooksblogger

A moving fable about captivity and freedom (the tiger's most treasured possession). A wonderful full-sized picture book from on Achuka's favourite illustrators. - Achuka

Moving, thought provoking and superbly illustrated. Fabulous stuff as ever from Petr, an immense talent in kidlit. - Read it, Daddy!

The gentle introduction of quite difficult and sensitive topics help initiate conversations with children. - Let them be Small

A moving story about freedom and it addresses conservation and animal rights issues. The glowing, expressive artwork is a powerful imaginative absolute joy. - DolphinBooks - the blog

Beautiful illustrations...stunning...the message is important. - Children's Books Ireland

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. - Carousel

With strong and bold illustrations, this is a wonderful story about a strong and proud tiger - lord of the jungle. But when he's captured by human hunters he realises that what really matters is not strength or power but freedom. - Angels and Urchins

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ISBN: 9781910959718
Publication date: 12/09/2019
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780745963495
Publication date: 20/07/2012
Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910959718
Publication date: 12th September 2019
Author: Petr Horáček
Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Animals

About Petr Horáček

Petr Horáček's bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. He lives in Worcester.  Click here to read an interview with Petr. Click here to read more about the author.

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