Tiger Moon by Antonia MichaelisTiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis

Tiger Moon

byAntonia Michaelis

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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How does a story of India begin? Does it begin with the three great rivers—the Ganges, the Yamuna, the unseen Sarasvati pouring her dreaming waters down from the snowy mountains to the hot, dry plain?
This bewitching story within a story, set in magical India, explores the power of narrative to change the course of lives. Raka, the doomed young bride of a violent merchant, weaves a tale of rescue so vivid, it might just come true. She tells a servant boy the story of Farhad, a thief and unlikely hero, who must retrieve a famous jewel in order to save a kidnapped princess from a demon king. Farhad’s unforgettable companion on the journey is a wisecracking white tiger with an unnatural fear of water. It is their unusual and funny friendship, and the final sacrifice that they must make, that is the heart of this grand, beautiful novel about summoning the hero within.

F&P level: Z+
F&P genre: F
Antonia Michaelis has lived and taught in India. She is the author of several award-winning books published in her native Germany, where she lives. Anthea Bell is the translator of Cornelia Funke's bestselling Inkheart books. Her work has won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator'...
Title:Tiger MoonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810944995

ISBN - 13:9780810944992

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little treasure! I was absolutley thrilled with this book! It was well written, engrossing and beautiful. It combined an education of Indian culture and beliefs with an absolutley magestic and riveting story! I'd totally reccommend it, although I'm afriad of it getting popular, because it feels like my little secret!
Date published: 2009-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A magical read This is simply a magical read, combining Indian mythology (Krishna, Ravana), great oral storytelling traditions (the captive princess, the reluctant hero, the shape-changing nemesis, the talking white tiger) and a compelling setting -- India during the British Colonial period. I bought it to read to my 7-year old daughter and ended up reading it myself. The writer captures the Indian world view -- karma, reincarnation, fate -- with a thoroughly compelling plot. I would recommend it for 10 and up as some of the themes are a bit mature.
Date published: 2009-03-04