The Last Tiger (Hardcover)
1909. Twelve year-old Myko and his family have fled the Czarist occupation of their native Lithuania for the freedom of America, only to discover that their ship has arrived in Tasmania. Myko wonders what will become of them, and how they will survive in this wild new land where tigers roam. Except for his picture books, Myko has never seen a tiger, and is filled with fear as he hears stories of vicious attacks upon the island's settlers. When Myko's father takes up work as a tiger trapper, Myko discovers the last den of the tigers, and their family is thrust into a fight over the last of these beautiful wild beasts - a fight that will force dark secrets to the surface and pit son against father. A mesmerizing tale of loss and the bonds of family, set in a stark, sweeping landscape, The Last Tiger is a bold and heartbreaking novel from bestselling author Tony Black.