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    Susanna Tamaro


The Tiger and the Acrobat

Author: Susanna Tamaro

Little Tiger is not like other tigers. She is curious about the world. Not content to simply follow in her mother’s footsteps and spend her days hunting around their home in the snow forests of Siberia, she embarks on a remarkable journey around the world, 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. A testament to the courage it takes to explore the unknown.

Publisher: La nave di Teseo
Publish Date: 2016
Page Count: 149

Foreign Rights

(Editorial Presenca)


(Seix Barral)


(Jagiellonian University Press)


(Dioptra Publishing)


(Can CoCuck)


(One World)

Susanna Tamaro (Trieste, 1957) moved to Rome when she was 19 years old to attend the Experimental Center of Cinematography. After graduating with a degree in film direction, she worked on various television documentaries, and as an assistant to the esteemed Italian director Salvatore Samperi. In 1981, during a month-long stay in a small town on the Austrian-Hungarian border, she wrote her first novel Illmitz, which was refused by over 30 publishers. She was not published until 1989, and her debut novel, Head in the Clouds, won her the Elsa Morante Opera Prima Prize. In 1994, she wrote the bestselling novel Follow Your Heart, which became the most commercially successful Italian book of the century. It sold over 16 million copies in 40 countries, and was adapted into film by Cristina Comencini. She currently lives on a self-sufficient farm in the Umbrian countryside, where she produces honey. In addition to writing, gardening, and practicing martial arts, she devotes her time to various humanitarian projects that assist women and children. In 2000, she founded the Tamaro Foundation, which is funded by donations and her books.
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