The Tigers’ Tale: A conservation story


An incredible true story of rewilding.

Categories: , , ISBN: 9781526626554

Magnificent, powerful and mysterious, the tiger is one of the world’s most iconic animals. It is also one of most endangered. For hundreds of years, these exceptional beasts have been hunted, pushing them to the brink of extinction. How can we save them?

This compelling tale tells the turbulent true story of the tragic disappearance of tigers from Panna Tiger Reserve in India and, finally, their heroic return. We follow a group of tigers, each with their own individual traits, on their adventures. Together, we learn how the tiger experts introduce tigers to the reserve and track them as they explore, hunt, play, swim, mate and make the forest their home. However, all is not as it seems – and there is danger lurking in the shadows of the emerald forest.

With evocative storytelling combined with clear non-fiction information by eco-expert Catherine Barr and lush illustrations by Tara Anand, this story illuminates exactly why tiger conservation is so important.

‘Catherine Barr’s book reminds us all that the threat of tiger trade still lingers and there is no room for complacency.’ EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency)

Perfect for children aged 7+

About the author

After campaigning with Greenpeace for years, Catherine Barr trained as a journalist and became an editor at the Natural History Museum. Catherine now writes non-fiction books that aim to inspire children to explore, understand and take action to protect the natural world. Catherine has now written over 35 books. Her book, Fourteen Wolves: a rewilding story was shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2022. She is a proud Patron of Reading for a local school and visits schools all over the country to run workshops inspired by the issues explored in her books.

Catherine Barr is the author of several other volumes in Libraries Unlimited’s Best Books series (Best Books for Children and Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers).

Tara Anand is an illustrator and visual artist from Mumbai who currently lives in New York City. She draws her inspiration from books, history and her surroundings. Tara has several accolades to her name including winning The Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholar Award in 2021 and being longlisted for the World Illustration Awards in 2021.

Author: Catherine BarrFormat: Hardback
Illustrator: Tara AnandPublisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books


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Bloomsbury Children's Books


Story Book, ASE Book of the Year, Primary, Biology

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