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Tiger Moon Hardcover – November 1, 2008

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Starred Review. Grade 8 Up—In this fairy tale of India set during the early 1900s, Raka, a young bride who is awaiting certain death at the hands of her evil husband, spins a story for Lalit, a servant in the Rajah's house. In her tale, a con man and a thief, Farhad, is recruited to rescue the Hindu god Krishna's daughter from marriage to a demon king. He is aided by a sacred white tiger and carries a bloodstone that almost causes his death. As the two stories intertwine, the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred. The plot is fast paced and exciting, and the story gives an excellent overview of the conflicts of India at the time of British occupation, and of Hindu religious beliefs. The factual background adds to the overall feel of a wildly colorful and diverse country. The character development is also admirable, as readers see Farhad grow from a scared 16-year-old thief to a hero willing to die for his cause. What is most amazing about the story is the beautiful language and phrases that make readers feel as though they are sitting in India listening to Raka's story. A distinguished book for older fairy-tale fans.—Jennifer-Lynn Draper, Children's Literature Consultant, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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*Starred Review* Deftly interweaving Indian history, culture, and mythology, this richly layered tale, set in India at the beginning of the twentieth century, beautifully illustrates the power of storytelling. Having failed to escape a forced betrothal to brutish merchant Ahmed Mudhi, Safia is now a captive in his palace. While awaiting her wedding night, she is befriended by a palace servant, Lagan, and begins to tell him the story of a young thief, Farhad; his talking, sacred tiger companion; and their quest to retrieve the fabled Bloodstone in order to rescue a princess from the Demon King. Safia and Farhad's intersecting stories illuminate themes of destiny and free will; immortality and rebirth; compassion and humanity; and the power of stories to entertain, inspire, and transform. Originally published in Germany, Michaelis’s novel is an absorbing epic with diverse characters, written in lyrical prose that combines vivid imagery with droll, sometimes pointed commentary and some mature plot elements: Safia is sentenced to death, for example, after Ahmed discovers that she is not a virgin. Michaelis proves a highly accomplished storyteller in this sweeping, beguiling tale where things and people are not always as they seem and where characters (and readers) discover that “stories are an excellent way of escape.” Grades 9-12. --Shelle Rosenfeld
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 - 11
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1 edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081099481X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810994812
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,284,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Antonia Michaelis involves you in a magical quest the likes of which would have made Rudyard Kipling invite her to afternoon tea. Her collaboration with gifted translator Anthea Bell imbues the language with perfect Anglo-Indian dialect and quality.

The journey weaves together the lives and adventures of people as diverse as India itself. Wealthy merchant, Ahmed Mudhi, discovered a young girl named Safia dreaming under a date palm. As his gorgeous black horses pranced nearby and his men hurried to do his bidding, Ahmed Mudhi decided that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on. And though he had many other wives he would not be satisfied until he negotiated a marriage with the innocent virgin for that same evening. Her family had no money, and were not of the same religion. Money resolved all of these obstacles, and her family was left prosperous.

Safia's terrible journey to become one of the many wives of a Rajah had begun. She knew her death was imminent because she was not a virgin. She tried to escape many times. Each time that she was captured her fear for her life was renewed. But circumstances conspired to allow her many days before the marriage was consummated.

During this time she told a story of magical and fascinating proportions to the young eunuch who tended the wives at the palace.

This story begins with Farhad, who abandoned as a child was relegated to the life of beggar and thief surviving on the fringes of society. He is cast into the role of hero. Feeling totally incompetent and given nothing but riddles to unravel, Farhad unwillingly begins this quest. Nitish is a sacred white tiger with magical abilities to fly.
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Format: Hardcover
Trapped in the garden of an opulent palace in a desert, Raka, a beautiful young Indian woman, fears for her life. She has just become the eighth wife of the powerful merchant Ahmed Mudhi, but when he finds out she is not a virgin, he will surely kill her. Mudhi is too ill to consummate their marriage, but Raka knows her days are numbered. To pass the time until her inevitable murder, Raka tells a story to her only friend, a eunuch named Lalit, who is a companion to all the women in Mudhi's harem.

At the center of Raka's story is a most unlikely hero, Farhad Kamal, a thief, trickster and con man who finds himself the unexpected target of Krishna, the Hindu god of love. Krishna's beautiful daughter has been spirited away by a powerful demon who has fallen in love with her. Krishna gives the young man one cycle of the moon to find and rescue his beloved daughter before she dies at the hands of the demon king. If he does, he will be reincarnated in his next life as something wonderful and powerful. If not, he'd better get used to the idea of life as "something low and disgusting."

Farhad has no idea how he will reach the captive princess, or whether he even wants to work that hard. When he teams up with a sacred white tiger, however, himself the subject of a cryptic prophecy, Farhad begins to imagine that fulfilling Krishna's orders might really be possible, despite near-insurmountable obstacles of immense distance, no money, monsoon rains, and dangers around every corner.

Among the most dangerous threats to Farhad and Nitish, the white tiger, is a nebulous figure who appears to be of European origin. Like Farhad, he seeks the immensely valuable but deadly bloodstone, a huge rare gem.
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Format: Hardcover
Skillfully interlacing Indian mythology with its history and culture, this ornately woven tale shows the beauty and power of India during the twentieth century. Michaelis's captivating words, blossoming somewhere between poetry and prose reveals the influence of storytelling. Strong themes of redemption, rebirth, forgiveness and personal conviction toward the greater good are delineated powerfully throughout the text, and even though some of the content is for more mature audiences, its handled in a way that makes things like sexuality, evil, and death appear symbolic in the overall journey toward life and growth. I recommend this text to all readers 14+.
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Format: Hardcover
Quite simply the most beautiful, exiciting,funny, sad, and romantic novel I have read in a quite some time. It is a shame that Tiger Moon is marketed as a children's book because I can't imagine anyone of any age not loving it.
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Format: Paperback
I fell in love with this book and the characters. I enjoyed every minute and was plowing through it to find out what happens by the end! It was a magical read and I really hope the author writes more stories like this one. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great fairytale.
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By Lulu on January 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
I loved it. It's great and breath taking.I definitely recommend this book to other readers. It's like a movie going on in my head.
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