This book is extraordinary. Tony Black writes with a vigour and compassion for the fate of the Tasmanian tiger that is rarely matched. We see the events unfold through the eyes of Myko, a young boy, forced from his homeland of Lithuania by Tsarist oppression. In Tasmania, Mylo’s father takes work with the settlers to deal with the ‘pest’ that is the tiger, bringing him into conflict with his son. A bold story – and an absolute treat.