Hardback | 24 pages | 365 x 270mm
Publication September 2022 | ISBN 9781802581645
Everything little Tiger hears is new and exciting. When he tells his mother of the sounds all around him she reminds him ‘When you don’t hear them, my son, be ready. The Lord of the Forest is here!’ But who is the Lord of the Forest, and when will Tiger find out?
Caroline Pitcher is an award-winning author who celebrates through writing, like living life twice. She has written many novels and stories, including the picture books The Snow Whale, The Time of the Lion, Mariana and the Merchild, Nico’s Octopus, The Littlest Owl, Time for Bed, Home Sweet Home and The Winter Dragon.
Jackie Morris is an artist, writer and painter. She lives and works in Wales and her work is informed and inspired by wild places and creatures. Her books include The Lost Words, co-created with Robert Macfarlane and recipient of The Greenaway Award for illustration, The Lost Spells, also with Macfarlane and How The Whale Became written by Ted Hughes.
'Beautifully produced in a large format, this fable, richly imagined in both the lyrical words of the text and the stunning, large scale watercolour illustrations, is a book to treasure.' Julia Eccleshare MBE, LoveReading4Kids
'Lord of the Forest is a stunning visual and lyrical ode to nature and the untamed freedom of the wild.' Barbara Valentini, Just Imagine
'The descriptive language and vivid similes in this A3-sized picture book bring Tiger and the forest to life' Early Years Educator
'I think it goes without saying that this book is absolutely stunning, and you can tell that just by the cover. However, the content makes it even more beautiful as it's all about finding your place, realising how strong you are, and knowing your worth.' Heidi and Her Books
‘Beautiful illustrations combined with poetic verse in the world of the tiger in this beautifully factual picture book.' Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher
'Graceful, wondrous and immense, this story will enchant readers!' Erin Hamilton
'A very welcome new edition in a stunning large format which does full justice to the glorious illustrations by Greenaway winning Jackie Morris. The lyrical poetic language with wonderfully vivid similes bring to life the full glory of the jungle environment where little Tiger is born and grows and finds his own power and self-belief.’ Joy Court, The School Librarian
'This is a book to relish and revisit, to run the hands over the wonderful images, from the endpapers throughout, and to find all the hidden treasures of the forest.’ Eve Bearne, English 4-11
'All children are going to adore this adventure' Book Read 2 Day
'Sheer joy to read aloud, it’s one to add to family bookshelves and classroom collections.' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'This book holds the wonder and rhythm of this little patch of the natural world, yes. But also, it is an encouraging story that speaks of growing up and recognising the true self when it emerges. Filled with feeling, power, delicacy and the balance of nature; elegant, fascinating…and glorious.' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'Some books just take your breath away. This is one of them.' Lucy Owen
'A beautifully lyrical story about identity.' Raising Bookworms
'Children will enjoy this book again and again with Caroline Pitcher’s lyrical storytelling and Jackie Morris’s beautiful watercolours giving a superlative portrayal of the forest and its inhabitants in all their magnificence.' SLOAN magazine
'When a lyrical writer like Caroline Pitcher and a superb artist like Jackie Morris get together you will know that the end product will be a beautiful book.' Berlie Doherty