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The Tyger Voyage Hardcover – July, 1976


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st American ed edition (July 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394407962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394407968
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,826,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Bayley's pictures are characteristically painstaking and gentle, softly lit, finely worked and pretty." Sunday Times "The pictures are full of fascinating details, and her tigers are beautiful sensuous creatures." Daily Telegraph "Gorgeous." Evening Standard "Lively narrative ballad." The Observer "Full of charm and detail, there are elements of Rousseau and Dali and woodcuts and the Books of Hours." Times Literary Supplement --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

RICHARD ADAMS was born in 1920 and later went on to study at Worcester College, Oxford (of which he was a Scholar). He served for five and a half years in the army during the Second World War and then joined the higher civil service in Whitehall. He is most well known as the author of Watership Down, published in 1972, which won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Richard George Adams (born 9 May, 1920) is an English novelist, author of Watership Down, Shardik, Maia, The Plague Dogs, Traveller, Tales from Watership Down and many other books.

He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters during a long car journey, and they insisted he write it down. When Watership Down was finally published, after many rejections, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972. To date it has sold over 8 million copies and been translated into many languages, including Finnish, Hebrew and Chinese.

Richard's goal is to tell a good story, ideally one so good you can't put it down! Three of his novels have been filmed so far, and he has just completed a story about a new character for very young children. Watch this space!

Richard currently lives in Hampshire, England. He has six grandchildren. He has written about his childhood and youth, including the time he served in the army in World War II, in 'The Day Gone By'.

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It's worth an out of print search.
camcc@mindspring.com
I loved this book as a child, bought a few copies (one for my daughter, and another for my nephew) so that they can enjoy it, too.
David Zemens
This is a charming and imaginative tale, with the most gorgeous and detailed illustrations.
L. Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Veronica Liu on November 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I received this book over 25 years ago from my uncle/godfather before I could even read. I remember being so mesmerized by the beautiful illustrations, I would make someone read it to me every night just so I could look at the pictures! It's definitely worth an out-of-print search! I got hold of another copy a few years ago which I intend to pass on to my recently-born niece!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have a copy of this book from years ago when I was a child. I was sad to see that it is out of print, and feel sorry for the children who won't have the opportunity to experience it. I remember many a day of reading and rereading this wonderful book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kim on August 12, 2005
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I had this book as a child and was always captivated by the illustrations. I loved the story of the tygers and their adventure to lands unkown. I am not sure where my copy is (at my mother's house I'm sure) - but at about 24 years old I felt compelled to seek this book out and have a copy for myself. Now I have a toddler of my own and he loves animals. I hope that he will grow to love this book as much as I have.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. G Watson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
When I was just a few years old, an overgrown toddler really, Mrs. Lila Heston, mother of the late-great Charleton Heston, gave my mom a copy of THE TYGER VOYAGE for me. The formiddable Mrs. Heston was for some reason fond of me, an over-active kid prone to climbing into her gardens in the belief that elephants lived there; hence the book.
My first act was to deface the copy by writing an approximation of my name (with a backwards "S" and a huge ball over the "i") on the glossy orange paper of the inside cover. After thirty-plus years, this is the sole sign of wear that remains on this magnificent work of children's fiction, a book which is stupidly out of print and even more stupidly forgotten, but which holds a special place in the hearts of any who have been lucky enough to read it.

THE TYGER VOYAGE is quite simply the best kids' book ever written, hands down. The story, by Richard Adams, is about a family of tigers (called, appropriately enough, the Tygers), consisting of a momma, a papa and a cub. One day papa Tyger takes his son on a sea voyage, but a sudden storm shipwrecks them on a faraway shore, and the rest of the story entails their long journey to get home. That is really it, and I suppose it doesn't sound like much, but Adams' clever, enjoyable, and touching storytelling aside, the scene-stealer here is the ravishing artwork, rendered by the equally ravishing (her picture is on the flyleaf) Nicola Bailey.

Bailey's illustrations, which go hand-in-hand with the narration, are so lavish, and so brilliant in their use of color, that they had the same effect on my young brain as a candle has on a darkened room, or a string of brightly-lit Christmas-tree lights has on a boring old pine.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By camcc@mindspring.com on February 17, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Adventure, Poetry, Fantastically Colorful and Detailed Artwork combine in this short classic of children's literature.
It's worth an out of print search.
Alec
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Lee on July 25, 2005
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This is a charming and imaginative tale, with the most gorgeous and detailed illustrations. Even more unique, it is written in verse - it's just beautiful all around. The story captivated my almost-4 yr old and also provided many opportunities to teach him new vocabulary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Zemens on August 7, 2013
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I loved this book as a child, bought a few copies (one for my daughter, and another for my nephew) so that they can enjoy it, too. It's a shame this book has been out of print for so long, but the used copies I found were in very good/excellent condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judah Raquinio on January 27, 2013
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I grew up with this book and lost it at a young age. It has taken me twenty five years to find it again and I am ecstatic to finally have found it again. I hope enough folks pick this up so that a reprint can proceed. This is truly a treasure I would share with anyone of any age.
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