Tiger On A Tree
Author: Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrated by Pulak Biswas
Designed by Rathna Ramanathan
9789383145065 | PB | pp. 40 | 2015 | Tara Books
A wild tiger cub wanders into an Indian village – and encounters a group of stunned inhabitants.
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Tiger, Tiger On a tree, Is it true? Can it be? Did he fly? Did he flee? Did he fall and hurt his knee? Did he cry? Did he plead? If you want to know: Read. A wild tiger cub wanders into an Indian village – and encounters a group of stunned inhabitants, each with his own distinctly odd suggestion for what to do with the wandering beast. Art, verse and typography run and bounce off these pages, drawing the reader into an absurdly adventurous world. Translated into eight languages, this classic Tara title has sold 50,000 copies worldwide.
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About the Contributors
Dubbed ‘India’s Dr. Seuss’, Anushka Ravishankar is one of India’s most celebrated children’s authors, and her witty and jubilant tales are internationally acclaimed and widely translated. Anushka has now written over twenty books and travelled widely performing from her stories. In 2012, she founded the Indian children’s publishing house Duckbill together with Sayoni Basu.
One of India’s best-known children’s illustrators, Pulak Biswas was the first Indian to receive the BIB Plaque from the Biennale of Illustrations at Bratislava, and is well-known for his joyful and innovative art. Pulak passed away in 2013, but continues to be remembered through his incredible creative output.
Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London.
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