- Age Range: 7 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 5
- Lexile Measure: 0770 (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Charlesbridge (April 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 158089660X
- ISBN-13: 978-1580896603
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #966,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gr 3–6—Set in the lush Sundarbans natural region of Bengal, this quiet, gripping tale emphasizes the deep but often fragile connection that exists between humans and nature. Passing exams will earn young Neel a much-coveted scholarship for a private boarding school in Kolkata, and the boy's family has their dreams pinned on him, feeling that a good education will ensure him a better quality of life. But Neel is too attached to the "golpata branches swaying in the monsoon rains…the evening smell of jasmine flowers…mingling with green chilies and fresh ilish fish simmering in mustard-seed oil" to ever consider leaving his home. He studies only halfheartedly for his tests, incurring the wrath of his serious headmaster. When a female tiger cub escapes from a neighboring animal reserve, Neel is determined to find her before she's snagged by greedy poachers led by Mr. Gupta, a corrupt local businessman. Gupta employs several of the villagers, including Neel's father, tempting them with additional income if they assist in the illegal effort. Informed by real-life situations in the region, Perkins avoids black-and-white characterizations and compassionately illustrates how dire circumstances affect a person's choices. Young readers will revel in the vivid action and suspense surrounding Neel and his sister Rupa's quest to locate the tiger cub. Adults will likely praise the novel's simple and clear narrative, which belies its complexity around issues related to climate change, poor economic conditions, class structure, and gender discrimination. VERDICT Sure to encourage vital conversations among children, this is a fine addition to libraries and classrooms seeking to diversify collections.—Lalitha Nataraj, Escondido Public Library, CA
Winner of the South Asia Book Award for Grades 5 and Under
Charlotte Huck Honor Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children
Notable Book for a Global Society
Junior Library Guild Premier Selection
CCBC Best Book of the Year
Notable Social Studies Trade Book
(National Geographic Traveller India) "Tiger Boy is a story of hope; it's about the splendour of the mangrove forests and islands, the magnificence of the tiger and its vulnerability, and human resilience in the face of adversity."
(Indian Moms Connect) "It's only once a while that you get a book that manages to create a lump in your throat and at the same time makes you read as fast as you can because you want to know what happens next.
(Khabar Magazine) Perkins' prose is exquisite. She paints a vivid picture of the landscape of life in the Sundarbans--the cool water of the freshwater pond that doubles as a swimming pool, the swaying golpata branches in the monsoon rains, the evening aroma of jasmine flowers and the wild guavas in the mangrove forest. The theme of environmental sustainability binds this riveting plot.