The Tiger and the Acrobat

Pages: 176
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

The Tiger and the Acrobat

Susanna Tamaro

A heart-breaking, philosophical tale of one little tiger's journey to find her place in the world
9781786072825 (2 Nov 2017)
RRP £8.99 / US$15.99

The Book

Little Tiger is not like other tigers. She is curious about the world and always questions everything, not content to simply follow in her mother's footsteps and spend her days hunting around their home in the snow forests of Siberia. Instead, she embarks on a remarkable journey, intent on discovering the secrets of the Earth and eventually finding the creature she has heard most about: man. 

This captivating story of a brave young tiger who refuses to give up on her dreams is a celebration of the power of nature and the beauty of innocence, and is a testament to the courage it takes to be true to ourselves.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 176
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Susanna Tamaro began her career in film before publishing her first novel in 1989. Since then she has written numerous books, including the bestselling Follow Your Heart, which has sold over 16 million copies in 40 countries. She works for various humanitarian causes and lives on a self-sufficient farm in the Umbrian countryside.

Nicoleugenia Prezzavento studied performing arts at the University of Bologna. She works as a theatre director, playwright, translator and editor. She lives between Sicily and Milan.

Vicki Satlow is a literary agent and translator. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, she is now based in Milan.


'Joyful and profound'

- Il Piccolo

'Clear, razor-sharp prose'

- Corriere della Sera

'A poetic and luminous modern fairy tale, imbued with love, tenderness, passion for life…an ode to the human heart'

- Famiglia Cristina

'Tamaro leads us by the hand to the centre of the world, passing through hope and the essence of happiness'

- Eco di Bergamo

'A story that rotates around the meaning of freedom'

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