Everything in the forest is new and exciting for little Tiger - grass growing long after rain, snakes slithering, Monkey whooping to his tribe. But every time Tiger tells his mother what he hears, she says, "When you don't hear them, then, my son, be ready. The Lord of the Forest is here!" Tiger is puzzled, and can't help wondering: who can the Lord of the Forest be? Children will enjoy this book again and again with Caroline Pitcher's lyrical storytelling and Jackie Morris's superlative portrayal of the forest and its inhabitants in all their magnificence.
Caroline Pitcher's story Kevin the Blue (Stories for Seven Year Olds, Puffin) won the Independent Story of the Year Award. Caroline's first book with Jackie Morris for Frances Lincoln was The Snow Whale, chosen as one of Child Education's Best Books and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. It was followed by The Time of the Lion, Mariana and the Merchild and Nico's Octopus, illustrated by Nilesh Mistry. Her latest book is The Winter Dragon, illustrated by Sophy Williams Jackie Morris is well known for her illustrations on Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. She also collaborated with Caroline Pitcher on The Snow Whale, Mariana and the Merchild and The Time of the Lion. Her most recent title, which she both wrote and illustrated, is The Seal Children. Jackie regularly exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide.