Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks

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Two tiger cub brothers are torn from the jungle and taken to Rome. The stronger cub is trained as a killer at the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a gift of the smaller cub to his beautiful daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots. Julius, a young animal keeper, teaches Aurelia how to earn Boots’s trust. Boots is pampered while his brother, known as Brute, lives in the cold and darkness, let out only to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to watch Aurelia and her prized pet. But when a prank backfires, Boots temporarily escapes and Julius must pay with his life. Thousands watch as Julius is sent unarmed into the arena to face the killer Brute.


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About Lynne Reid Banks

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LYNNE REID BANKS is the best-selling author of many popular books for children and adults.
 
Published March 25, 2009 by Laurel Leaf. 205 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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He presents her with a tiger cub, defanged and with claws trimmed, and Julius, the slave who trains and cares for him.

Jun 01 2005 | Read Full Review of Tiger, Tiger

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It is avalible in the junior fiction section and Sprague of Salt Lake City Library, junior fiction at Provo City Library at Academy Square, and the teen section as well as in the spoken word CDs as an audiobook at Orem Public Library.

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In TIGER, TIGER she travels back through time to the barbaric years of the Roman rule where fellow men were enslaved and forced in the bloody arena to fight to the death in the name of entertainment.

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