Cambridge, MA : Candlewick, 1992
IL 3-6, RL 6.1
by Judy Allen, is a book about rumors. Lee hears that there is a
tiger outside of his village, and he knows this is true. Some of
the villagers, like his dad and uncle, want to capture the tiger.
Lee's uncle tells him eating the meat of the tiger will make a person brave,
but Lee isn't sure. The village hears that a hunter is coming to
help, and he never misses. When the hunter sets off from the village
to shoot the tiger, Lee wishes him bad luck. Eventually, Lee learns
that rumors are not always true.
Tiger is beautifully illustrated by Tudor Humphries with scenes that highlight daily life in a South China village, as well as the surprising activities of the eponymous animal. Allen provides additional non-fiction information on tigers, focusing on their endangered status. She also provides the names of organizations which work to save tigers and other endangered animals and makes a suggestion for children to become involved. (Belinda Casanova, firstname.lastname@example.org, college student)
Tiger -- Fiction.
China -- Fiction.