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Posted on March 21, 2020

Introducing Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year

Today we are enormously proud to introduce Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! – a rich and varied collection of animal poems, one for every day of the year.

Publishing this September in collaboration with The National Trust – with poetry selected by award-winning anthologist Fiona Waters and illustrated by Kate Greenaway Award-shortlisted Britta Teckentrup – Tiger, Tiger is an astonishingly worthy successor to our hugely ambitious 2018 Waterstones Gift Book of the Year, I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year. At the time of writing, UK bookshops have sold over 40,000 copies of I Am the Seed, and rights have been sold to the USA, France, Germany, Italy, China and the Netherlands, where it has topped the children’s bestseller list for many weeks.

“I feel very proud to have helped make this book and hope that all the wonderful poems here might make your heart sing and your skin tingle, and make you a poetry person, too.” – Louise Bolongaro, Head of Picture Books

With poetry spanning 400 years – from William Shakespeare to Ftoun Abou Kerech, a teenage refugee from Syria – these poems describe cats, dragonflies and mice, but also elephants, sloths and alligators, drawing on the extraordinary landscapes and the entire animal kingdom. The animals, and the extraordinary landscapes they live in, from California to Japan and from Alaska to Antarctica, are lavishly illustrated throughout.

Gorgeously bound and lavishly illustrated throughout, and publishing in September, Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! will be a book for families to share, savour and treasure. If you’d like to be the first to know about any future news, including exclusive content and offers, you can sign up to our special mailing list, here.