* Illustrations from this picture book were featured in the 2022 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition
Two naturalists over a hundred years apart both scoured the deep forests of Taiwan in search of a mysterious creature: the Formosan clouded leopard.
The Formosan clouded leopard is considered a sacred animal by some indigenous Taiwanese cultures. However, the leopards are rarely seen and little trace of them remains. In 1856, a British diplomat and naturalist called Robert Swinhoe arrived in Taiwan, but he left without seeing a live clouded leopard despite years of searching. Over a hundred years later, ecological researcher Chiang Po-jen was intrigued by the Formosan clouded leopard and has devoted his life to finding one. Are the leopards still out there, hidden deep in the Taiwanese mountains?
Working with the National Taiwan Museum, Page Tsou brings his artistic vision to the nature findings and the once prominent but now extinct Formosan clouded leopard. Open this picture book and join the naturalists on a journey spanning more than a century as they search for the legendary clouded leopard.