Tonke Dragt

Ogen van tijgers

Jock Martijn is an artist and former planetary researcher. He lives on Earth among the tall buildings, where there is no nature left and the tigers are extinct.

The government has complete control and knows everything about its citizens. There are screens and police officers everywhere in this totalitarian system — and can Jock trust his own house robot? When Jock meets a mysterious new student, his life takes a surprising turn, even more so when he discovers that they can both read minds.

Ogen van tijgers was published thirteen years after Torenhoog en mijlen breed and features some of the same characters, but can be read either as a sequel or as a standalone book. This is a brilliantly composed novel sketching a future that shows some fascinating similarities with the world we live in now. Dragt considers this novel as her best book.

These are books that do not reveal their secrets in one go, so you can read them over and over again and discover something different every time.


Ogen van Tijgers is my favourite book ever. I’ve read it more than thirty times.

Paulien Cornelisse, Dutch comedian and TV presenter


Tonke Dragt

Tonke Dragt, born in Batavia in 1930, writes adventure books that explore the boundaries of space and time. As a child, Dragt found herself in a Japanese concentration camp. Inspired by Jules Verne, Dragt wrote her first ‘book’ while in captivity. In 1948, back in the Netherlands, Dragt became…

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Ogen van tijgers (1982). Kinder- en jeugdboeken, 464 pagina's.

Age: 10+



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The Netherlands
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