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Danny, new to town, is proud when a glittery-eyed tiger invites him for a ride. He climbs up onto the tiger's massive back, and together they cruise the neighborhood. Everyone gives them respect?shopkeepers and passersby, even other kids. Danny feels powerful and much older than ten. ...
Danny, new to town, is proud when a glittery-eyed tiger invites him for a ride. He climbs up onto the tiger's massive back, and together they cruise the neighborhood. Everyone gives them respect—shopkeepers and passersby, even other kids. Danny feels powerful and much older than ten. Soon, though, he realizes it isn't respect people feel for him and the tiger—it's fear. And when he decides to get down off the tiger's back, he discovers it's a lot harder than climbing on.
Whether the tiger is interpreted to represent gangs, drugs, or something else altogether, this poetically told, dramatically illustrated book is sure to provoke discussions about temptation, peer pressure, and conformity.
Ten-year-old Danny is bored and lonely when he hops on the back of the exciting and somewhat scary tiger that offers him a ride, but he soon discovers that it's easier to get on the tiger than it is to get off.
A provocative look at a timely topic.
School Library Journal
". . . .the offbeat exploration of a kid on the verge of trouble may provoke discussion and contemplation in readers." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
The prose has a poetic, free-associating quality, and the black woodcut images, set against brooding backdrops, are commanding.
Horn Book Guide
Posted April 1, 2013
Name: Zuna. Age: Cub. Pelt: golden. Parents: uh...
Other: I normally rp the same characters, so the older Zuna is actually dead but I went back and started to rp her cub years.
Posted April 1, 2013
Java is the largest lion in the pride. He has an all white (only male with it and one female can have saw color) coat with a large mane. His mane is all black as well as the tip of his tail. He has a few scars but not much. Hr usually wins. He is the head of the pride. He has all the qualities of a leader except patience. His sister has that for him. His twin actually. His family is Kira his twin and Fang his brother and Savage his daughter. He is five years old.....Kira is an all black lioness. (Only female with this color one male can have this color) She has a large lithe figure. Smaller than her brother but larger than average. She has scars scattered over her flank. A little of both ears missing and one slash over her left eye though she can still open that eye. She has patience. Which her broher needs. She also has the most motherly instincts. She cares for the pride and is the healer as well. She is five years as well. Her family is Java her twin. Fang her brother and Savage her niece.....Fang is a medium tawny golden lion. He has little for he does not like fighting. He is very smart though. He is the most peaceful one in the family. His family is Java and Kira are his siblings and Savage is his neice. He is three years...Savage is a small lion. She has scas scattered and no left eye. She has only a large scar there. She has a russet coat th color of blood. She is the most childish. For she is scared of a lot but she acts so childlike at other times. She is fragile and does not like fighting. She loves rabbits though. Her family is Java her father and Kira and Fang her aunt and uncle. She is two years....All of these lions have violet eyes. Java has deep violet eyes while Kira has light and loving eyes. Fang has sharp middlviolet and Savage has a mix of the hues of violet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.