Tiger Cat

By: C. K. Thompson



Dasyure, the tiger cat, was a handsome youngster: brown body and tail spotted over in white, he lived quietly with his mother and sister in a secluded hollow log.

This is the story of the young tiger cat’s coming-of-age: of his first groping steps towards manhood after his mother’s death, and how he learned to fend for himself in an unkind, uncaring world. Like many human beings, Dasyure was a shy fellow. In his habits he resembled a burglar, coming out to work only when night closed over the bush.

However, unlike the burglar, he was both brave and bold; would take on a creature whom he had no chance of beating, so pugnacious was his nature. In the story, Dasyure is both hero and villain, but as the author says: “You must have a kindly feeling towards him as a fellow-Australian. Tiger Cats, Native Cats and the rest of the Dasyuridae family do a great deal of useful work in keeping down vermin, from mice to rabbits.

“And, like every good Australian, Dasyure is entitled to a “fair go”–as is every one of the very wonderful and useful native animals in this great land of ours.”

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Titles by C.K. Thompson 

Blackie the Brumby
King of the Ranges
Maggie the Magnificent
Monarch of the Western Skies
Old Bob’s Birds
Red Emperor
Thunderbolt the Falcon
Tiger Cat
Warrigal the Warrior
Wild Canary
Willie Wagtail

C.K. Thompson Complete Set

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Weight.1 kg
Dimensions5 × 7 × .3 in



C. K. Thompson


Living Press Books

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