From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3–Tiger tumbles and romps with his two sisters in the Indian forest. Soon he is big enough to venture out alone. He explores the surrounding country for days at a time, but always returns to his family. One day, he realizes that he must find his own territory. In his search of a new one, he crosses an older tiger's path, running away when the scary beast threatens to attack. Tiger does not stop until he reaches a new part of the forest where just like in his old home, there is a stream nearby with fluttering butterflies. He marks his territory and curls up for a nap, content to have found an ideal home. Although the narrative is a bit didactic, the vivid paintings add some emotional appeal to the story. The cubs are adorable and the hill and the stream and the path that runs through the grass, all painted in lovely shades of green and burnt orange, charmingly evoke the forest locale. An author's note provides information about the tiger's physical characteristics, behaviors, and status as an endangered species.–Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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About the Author
Harriet Blackford is a school science technician at a secondary school and has a passion for natural history. She earned her degree in Zoology from the University of London; then began her career there as a lab technician in the zoology department. Harriet took some time off to raise three children and care for the growing number of family pets including stick insects, rats, cats, several dogs and a snake called Kellog. Manja Stojic is an extraordinary author-artist whose picture book, Rain, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 2000. Manya grew up and studied in Belgrade, Serbia and has travelled all over the world. She now lives and works in London with her husband, best-selling children's book author and illustrator Ken Wilson-Max, and their young daughter, Luba.
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