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Tigeropolis Heads To Kent For World Book Day

January 282019:There's a rumble in the jungle as the much awaited third book in theTigeropolisseries,Caught in the Trap, by Richard Dikstra, is set to launch in April 2019. And the author, who hails from Scotland and currently lives in London, has chosen to spend World Book Day (and the day before!) in the Garden of England. Richard will be visiting schools including Headcorn Primary, Kingswood Primary and Sutton Valence Primary, on the 6thand 7thMarch (the latter is World Book Day) to share his passion and knowledge for wildlife conservation, particularly tigers! With the Big Cat Sanctuary down the road in Smarden, and some schools choosing to invite their pupils to dress up as big cats for the occasion, Richard will hopefully feel right at home!


Aimed at seven to eleven year olds, this fun-filled adventure story follows a family of plucky,vegetariantigers, living in the foothills of the Himalayas, who are smarter than they look. The popular David Attenborough seriesDynastiesthat aired on BBC1 at the end of 2018, showed a family of tigers living in Bandhavgarh National Park -  the actual park that inspired the creation ofTigeropolis.This is where the author encountered his first tiger in the wild (and the sister of Raj Bhera, the tiger followed in theDynastiesseries). That encounter sparked his passion for conservation, protecting tigers and storytelling for children. He started sketching out the first story on the plane back to the UK.

As much as Bittu (pictured above with the BBCDynastiesbook), Matti, their mother, Tala and Uncle Raj, love lazing in the sun and frolicking in the long grass, they are forced to take the initiative to keep their forest home and the friends they love, safe.

When they realise an international gang of notorious poachers are at work in the park, and will stop at nothing when it comes to making money and getting their own way, Bittu and Matti know they are in trouble.


Whilst it should be the Forest Guards who catch the evil gang, they seem too busy drinking tea and eating cake, so the tigers decide to take on the task themselves. After a few narrow escapes, and with the help of a troupe of bungee jumping monkeys, a team of burrowing pygmy hogs, and four elephant-powered water cannons, the tigers finally win through.


The author, Richard Dikstra, has a passion for conservation and travel, and it was this combination that lead him to create theTigeropolisseries. He will embark on a schools' tour in Scotland and England as of next month (bookings being taken including a series of events around key dates such as World Book Day (7thMarch 2019) and Global Tiger Day (29thJuly 2019).


Richard Dikstra said, "When you have been that close to an animal as majestic as a tiger in their natural environment, you realise how important it is to ensure that their habitat is protected and that future generations can enjoy seeing tigers in the wild, not just read about them in books like mine. TheTigeropolisseries follows Bittu and Matti on their adventures and while they don't always get things right, they always win out in the end. "

He added, "Caught in the Trapis a fun and enjoyable book that is meant to gently show the real threat from poachers and how their actions can impact the natural world. It is the third book we've released in theTigeropolisseries, but each book can be read as a standalone and in any order. I hope that readers, big and small, will enjoy the story, but also think about how important it is to look after the planet we live in and protect the animals that make it so special."


Notes to Editors

 ‘Caught in the Trap'is the third book in theTigeropolisseries and is published by Belle Kids, an imprint of Belle Media. Media enquiries (including advance copy requests, interview/editorial and review copies of the other two books in the series)


Online press folder containing press releases, photos and a PDF of the new book:

Children's Fiction: Ages 7 - 11

Publication Date: 15 April 2019

Extent: 192 pages, 198 x 129 mm

Illustrated: 45 x B&W Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9927462-3-0

Price: £7.99

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