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Judith Kerr: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Museums & Galleries are tremendously proud to launch this February a comprehensive range of stationery and gifts featuring beloved author Judith Kerr’s iconic The Tiger Who Came to Tea

This property sees M&G considerably deepening its strength in classic post-war British children’s literature, after the success of Paddington Bear, Guess How Much I Love You, Roald Dahl, Bagpus, and Miffy, as well as developing a strategy of creating a suite of products working in concert for each property.

Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Mog the Forgetful Cat and many other classic children’s books, died at home last May aged 95 following a short illness.
Published by HarperCollins since 1968, Judith Kerr’s first book was The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which has sold over five million copies and has never been out of print. Her next book introduced Mog the cat, who went on to star in over fifteen titles until Goodbye Mog in 2002. Her third book, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, was an autobiographical retelling of her family’s escape from Germany in the 1930s, the first part of her acclaimed Out of the Hitler Time trilogy.

In 2015 Mog’s Christmas Calamity topped the overall book charts for four weeks, making Judith the oldest author to have a number one title. Judith Kerr’s archive, spanning over seventy years of illustrations, is housed at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, and she was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is currently running on stage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and a TV adaptation will be broadcast by Channel 4 on Christmas Eve, starring Clara Ross, Tamsin Greig, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, and David Walliams.

M&G’s range consists of four Tiger cards in its long-running The Illustrators range, a selection of boxed notelets and hang-pack social stationery, a writing set, journals and notebooks, a magnetic notepad, gift packaging (wrap, bags and tissue), a bamboo travel mug, an HB pencil set, and bookmarks. Suggested retail points range from £1.65 to £10.99.

Call: 01373 462165

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