Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn't sure what to do.
Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia's life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her.
Saderia starts having Dreams again, but even though she knows what they are, she still doesn't understand them. At the same time, she struggles to accept the prophecy she learned about in her ancestor's tomb. But why do her Dreams and her instinct always direct her toward the dark lion who seems to fear her?
As the two animals get to know each other, Saderia wonders if Dash is hiding something, while Dash realizes that it is much harder to keep secrets from friends.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)|
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"Dash", the worthy second installment of the "Tiger Princess" series by author Sarah Renee, will surely enchant young readers. The book reveals answers to some lingering questions which were left unresolved from the first tale, and satisfies those who were left wanting more of Saderia's story. "Dash" picks up shortly after the "Tiger Princess" ends, with the Princess entering (for the first time) a brand new school. All the typical high school types are embodied there in the forms of lions, tigers, leopards, and other animals. We get to meet the loner, the outsider, the eccentric elders, and the snobbish popular clique, as they all interact with the newcomer. They toy with Saderia's emotions - as she tries valiantly to have a normal life - despite her title of Princess. Parents or grandparents reading this review will understand when I say this tiger Princess is reminiscent of Princess Anne (as portrayed by the luminous Audrey Hepburn) in the film "Roman Holiday". She understands her obligation to duty, yet craves the freedom, and anonymity allotted to the common folks. Miss Renee has faithfully captured the stress and tortures of middle school peer interaction, while simultaneously painting a touching portrait of friendship surrounded by conflict,as terrible things occur which test those bonds. I highly endorse this book for boys and girls from the ages of 7 - 11.