Tyger

"There are three doors that I may show you.  You will find a different kind of power behind each one..."

Adam has found something incredible in a rubbish dump in London.  A mysterious, mythical, magical animal.  A TYGER.

And the tyger is in danger.

Adam and his friend Zadie are determined to help, but it isn't just the tyger's life at stake.  Their whole world is on the verge of destruction.  Can they learn to use their powers before it's too late?


"You wait years and years for a masterpiece, and then one comes along." – Frank Cottrell-Boyce

"Tyger is next level excellent – and Dave McKean's illustrations dovetail perfectly and beautifully with the story.  This book is a gem." – Malorie Blackman

"A profound, Blake-inspired novel, that's also a simple, thrilling tale of a boy and a girl and a Tyger.  A triumph!" – Jacqueline Wilson

"It will still be read in a hundred years.  This sublime, shimmering Blakeian fantasy - for children and adults alike - thrills, enlarges and heals the soul in equal measure.  An out and out masterpiece." – Piers Torday

"Readers will fall in love with Tyger...  a timeless classic" – Sita Brahmachari

"An extraordinary read" – Jamila Gavin

"Tremendous" – The Observer

"Spectacular" – The Times Children's Book Of The Week

TYGER is available from all good bookshops now!

Waterstones 

Amazon

Foyles

Blackwell's

Find your local independent bookshop


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can’t wait!

SF Said said...

Thank you so much - that's brilliant to hear! Not long to wait now...

Anonymous said...

Your work touched me so strongly as a child, and now a young adult I'm still excited to read your next book! Thank you for your work Mr. Said

SF Said said...

What an amazing thing for a writer to hear! Thank you so much for letting me know. I hope you enjoy Tyger just as much as if not even more than my other books - I think it's my best one yet!

Happy reading,
SF Said

Ken Holehouse said...

I had a ten-year old student bring me a copy of your second book and we wound up reading all three PAW books last term. I teach in a school for 'exceptional students' and read together with one or two students every school day. We are looking forward to reading TYGER when it becomes available in America.

SF Said said...

Dear Ken,

That's a wonderful thing for an author to hear - thank you so much, and please thank that student for me too, and say hello to all your students, and wish them HAPPY READING! And please do let me know how it goes whenever you get a chance to read TYGER - I still love Varjak, but I feel sure this is my best book so far.

With best wishes,
SF Said

Anonymous said...

Hi S.F Said. Congrats on your new book 'TYGER'!!! I am absolutely sure it would be fantastic since the other books I have read your book have been! I wanted to ask you two questions. Where/when is your book 'TYGER' available? I asked this because I really want to read 'TYGER' and also I would like to show my teachers that maybe if we ever get time during the year we could read this book as a class. My other question was, How come it takes you nearly a decade to write a book. I understand that it might take that long since you would have to think of characters, but why almost a decade. I thought at least a year or two. I hope you understood my questions and hope you reply as soon as possible.

SF Said said...

Thank you so much! Tyger is currently available in the UK - there are links on the page above. Some of those places will also ship it overseas.

As for why it takes me so long to write each book - every writer is different, and some do write a book a year. I'm definitely not a fast writer, because I do a lot of drafts. I want my books to be as good as I can possibly make them, and that takes a long time, and a lot of drafts. A wrote a bit more about that in this blog post, if you'd like to know more.

With best wishes,
SF Said

SF Said said...

Thank you so much! I hope Tyger will be available in your library - you can always ask the librarians to order a copy if not!

I am writing a new book now, but it's still in the very early stages, and my books always change a lot as I work on them, so I can't say too much about it yet. But I hope it won't take 9 years this time!

With best wishes,
SF Said

Anonymous said...

I can’t wait! I’ve been teaching Phoenix to enthralled children for 9 years! So excited.

SF Said said...

That's so wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for working with my books, and for letting me know. I hope you enjoy reading Tyger just as much as Phoenix, if not even more - please do let me know how it goes.

Happy reading - and please wish all the children that you teach happy reading from me too!

With best wishes,
SF Said