Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis

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Fate brings together a talking tiger, a doomed princess, and a rascally thief in a thrilling, old-fashioned tale from an exciting, internationally acclaimed new talent.

 

How does a story of India begin?

Does it begin with the three rivers—the Ganges, the Yamuna, the unseen Sarasvati pouring her dreaming waters down from the snowy mountains to the hot, dry plain?

 

Like other great storytellers of India, newcomer Antonia Michaelis weaves a tale that is grand in spirit and earthy in humor. She introduces the young thief Farhad, master of many disguises but not of his own heart, who, with the help of a sarcastic tiger, must save a Hindu princess from marriage to a demon king. It is the unlikely friendship between boy and tiger, and the sacrifice their journey demands, that is the soul of this lushly told, beautifully felt novel.


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Praise for Tiger Moon from the foreign press

 

“The most beautiful and important adolescent book of the season”  —Libri Harry Pooh

 

“Antonia Michaelis has succeeded in writing a wonderful and exciting novel, which is thrilling to the last page. You want to read more of her!”  —Der Tagesspiegel

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About Antonia Michaelis

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\Antonia Michaelis has lived and taught in India. She is the author of several books published in her native Germany, where she now resides. This is her first book to be published in the United States. 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’s Prize, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She lives in Cambridge, Great Britain.
 
Published November 1, 2008 by Harry N. Abrams. 384 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Safia, sold by her poor, high-caste father to be a Rajah’s eighth wife, knows that she faces death when her brutal husband discovers she is not a virgin.

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In her U.S. debut, Michaelis tells a sweeping story about a thief-turned-hero named Farhad, who mounts a sacred white tiger and journeys across a desert to rescue the god Krishna's daughter from a demon king.

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Teen Reads

Of course, the best thing about TIGER MOON is that, just as Raka's fairy story --- which blends elements of magical realism with cultural background on Hindu deities, traditional Indian customs and British colonialism --- draws in everyone who hears it, so too will it draw in those lucky enough t...

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that there are some mature situations in this novel, including discussion of a man's lust for a woman, consummation of a marriage, harems, women murdered by their husbands, and a man being a eunuch.

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Parents need to know that there are some mature situations in this novel, including discussion of a man's lust for a woman, consummation of a marriage, harems, women murdered by their husbands, and a man being a eunuch.

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WAPL Teens

As Lalit falls into Safia's story of Farhad's quest, imagining himself to be the boy who is quickly becoming a hero, you find yourself falling into Safia's story of Farhad, and wondering how the two will come together to determine the fate of the lovely Safia and her friend Lalit, the thief Farha...

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