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.
F&P Level: Z+
F&P Genre: F
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 TagesspiegelF&P level: Z+F&P level: Z+
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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.Oct 20 2008 | Read Full Review of Tiger Moon
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...Nov 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Tiger Moon
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.Nov 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Tiger Moon
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.Nov 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Tiger Moon
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...Feb 18 2009 | Read Full Review of Tiger Moon
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