In an old Paris zoo, not far from the Seine,
Roger the liger was dreaming again.
“If only I wasn’t so wildly embarrassed…
I’d love to go dancing… all over Paris.”
Meet Roger the Liger. Before I say anything else, I must note: Ligers do exist. They’re a rare cross between a tiger and a lion.
Roger, however, is a fictional character from a new children’s book, written by me and illustrated by my wife Lina Nordin Gee (aka @parisianpostcards).
The initial print run was funded via a popular Kickstarter campaign and you can now buy it from the icons below. We are shipping copies from distribution hubs in the US, Canada, Paris, and Australia.
This is the story of how an unusual and marginalized character copes with fear of rejection and learns to be his true self. It’s also a light and playful story set across Paris, as imagined by Lina.
This book is the perfect introduction to Paris for 3-9 year olds, but the illustrations and playful rhyming text will delight people of all ages. Especially those who love Paris.
How we made the book
During our live liger launch on YouTube, we got lots of questions about how we made the book, and we answered them all (plus a lot more) in the podcast episode below.
You can also listen below if you don’t want to use Spotify. But please note, this podcast is released on all podcast platforms and you can find it on your phone. Be sure to follow!
How to get a copy
You can get a copy from my online shop on this link. You can even buy a Roger and Kylie bundle 🙂 If you’re in Paris, it’s in all the English-language bookshops, some French ones, and even a few cafes.
Here’s a replay of the live liger launch, where you can see more pictures and hear more of the text.
And here are a few more pics of Roger, prancing around Paris, so you can get to know him a little better.
Woah woah woah! I don’t want to give away the whole book. Order a copy now and you’ll have it before you know it.