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Jake Hayes discusses the books that helped inspire our greatest children's writers and illustrators to create their own modern masterpieces. Diving down the rabbit hole of children's literature, Deeper reading revisits beloved classics and uncovers lost works of staggering genius.

Jake Hayes discusses the books that helped inspire our greatest children's writers and illustrators to create their own modern masterpieces. Diving down the rabbit hole of children's literature, Deeper reading revisits beloved classics and uncovers lost works of staggering genius.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Jake Hayes discusses the books that helped inspire our greatest children's writers and illustrators to create their own modern masterpieces. Diving down the rabbit hole of children's literature, Deeper reading revisits beloved classics and uncovers lost works of staggering genius.

Twitter:

@tygertlae

Language:

English


Episodes

Fortunately with Jon Klassen

4/14/2021
In this episode Jon Klassen, author and illustrator of the Hat trilogy, talks about his bumper new picture book – The Rock From the Sky. The story unfolds over five surprising chapters and follows a familiar cast of awkward animals as they come to terms with the enormous boulder that disrupts their lives. He talks about some of the surprising influences behind his new story, ranging from Samuel Becket to Stanley Kubrick, Maurice Sendak to Edward Gorey. But first we discuss ‘Fortunately’...

Duration:00:40:16

The Lie Tree with Damaris Young

3/9/2021
Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:18:27

Watership Down with SF Said

3/9/2021
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams. Read the accompanying article on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:36:59

Howl’s Moving Castle with Katherine Rundell

3/3/2021
Katherine Rundell, author of the Rooftoppers books discusses Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. This beloved book from childhood helped stoke her passion for language and set her on a path of exploring hidden worlds both in stories and real life. Katherine also talks here about Night Climbers of Cambridge, a guide to scaling ancient buildings and University colleges that informed her own real life rooftopping adventures and inspired characters like Matteo, the protagonist of her new...

Duration:00:33:22

Night Birds on Nantucket with Fleur Hitchcock

2/27/2021
Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be nice. Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist. We also discuss the book's influence on her Clifftoppers series whose characters draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness. Explore Joan Aiken's books at bookshop.org Read the accompanying blog post at...

Duration:00:26:12

The Lie Tree with Damaris Young

2/27/2021
Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:18:27

Stig of the Dump with Sophie Kirtley

2/27/2021
Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump. Read an accompanying blogpost about Stig of the Dump on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:49

The Silver Chair with Piers Torday

2/27/2021
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:56

Watership Down with SF Said

2/27/2021
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams. Read the accompanying article on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:36:59

Night Birds on Nantucket with Fleur Hitchcock

11/11/2020
Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be nice. Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist. We also discuss the book's influence on her Clifftoppers series whose characters draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness. Explore Joan Aiken's books at bookshop.org Read the accompanying blog post at...

Duration:00:26:12

Watership Down with SF Said

11/1/2020
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams. Read the accompanying article on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:36:59

Stig of the Dump with Sophie Kirtley

11/1/2020
Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump. Read an accompanying blogpost about Stig of the Dump on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:49

The Silver Chair with Piers Torday

10/31/2020
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:56

The Lie Tree with Damaris Young

10/31/2020
Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:18:27

Night Birds on Nantucket with Fleur Hitchcock

8/14/2020
Fleur Hitchcock talks about the book that made her realise not all heroines needed to be 'nice'. Night Birds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken is the third in a series that began with the Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the first to feature sparky street urchin Dido Twite as it's protagonist. We also discuss the book's influence on Clifftoppers, a series of books that draw on Dido's pluck, invention and kindness. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show...

Duration:00:26:12

Stig of the Dump with Sophie Kirtley

7/30/2020
Sophie Kirtley author of Stone Age adventure The Wild Way Home talks about the book that inspired her, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump. Read an accompanying blogpost about Stig of the Dump on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:49

The Lie Tree with Damaris Young

7/28/2020
Damaris Young author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper talks about the book that inspired her - The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:18:27

The Silver Chair with Piers Torday

7/28/2020
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia. Read the accompanying blog post on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:56

Watership Down with SF Said

7/28/2020
SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw books and Phoenix talks about the book that inspired him to become a writer, Watership Down by Richard Adams. Read the accompanying article on tygertale.com Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:36:59

The Silver Chair with Piers Torday

4/28/2020
Piers Torday talks about the book that influenced his children's novel The Frozen Sea - C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair from the Chronicles of Narnia. Support the show (http://patreon.com/tygertale)

Duration:00:29:56