Tiger Boy

2016 Award Book

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins; illustrated by Jamie Hogan (Charlesbridge, 2015). A gripping and heartfelt tale of a young boy’s love for, and sense of responsibility towards, his island home in the Sunderbands of West Bengal and the wildlife that shares it with him. Universal concerns of conservation, equal education, and economic inequality are seamlessly intertwined with the narrative of Neel’s daily life and his adventure with a tiger cub. (Grades 3-6).

Award Status: Winner, 2016

Award Category: Younger Readers

Author: Mitali Perkins

Illustrator: Jamie Hogan

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