Text: Cezary Harasimowicz

Illustrations: Marta Kurczewska



160 pages


16,5 x 21,6  cm





An extraordinary tale of wild animals, good and bad people, and what is most precious – freedom.

The Tiger is a star of Circus Paradiso. Every night, crowds of spectators applaud its show-stopping leaps through a flaming hoop. When one day the tiger revolts, the circus director decides to sell it…

The Tiger finds itself in a truck, soon discovering that it has company. There are more animals like it in that truck!  What will happen to them? What fate awaits them?

This book is a great opportunity for inspiring conversations on many relevant topics (e.g. the treatment of animals, the need for proper conditions, freedom, emotions, and actions that can be taken to improve animal husbandry).

„Everyone sits in a cage of some kind and they must escape from this cage at some point.”

The poetic language of Cezary Harasimowicz and the moving illustrations by Marta Kurczewska will make the story of the tiger stay in your heart forever.

The book has been inspired by real events when a stop was put to illegal tiger transport at the Polish-Belarusian border in 2019.