When a tiger cub goes missing from the reserve, Neel is determined to find her before the greedy Gupta gets his hands on her to kill her and sell her body parts on the black market. Neel's parents, however, are counting on him to study hard and win a prestigious scholarship to study in Kolkata. Neel doesn't want to leave his family or his island home and he struggles with his familial duty and his desire to maintain the beauty and wildness of his island home in West Bengal's Sunderbans.
Age: 7-10 years
Number of Pages: 144
Publisher: Charlesbridge (April 14, 2015)
Author: Mitali Perkins
Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9 inches
2016 South Asia Book Award winner - 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). Check out the Discussion and Activity Guide for Tiger Boy developed by Charlesbridge.