Tiger boy

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
"One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve!"

When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel's island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub's anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searching--he wants to sell the cub's body parts on the black market. Neel and his sister, Rupa, resolve to find the cub first and bring her back to the reserve where she belongs.

The hunt for the cub interrupts Neel's preparations for an exam to win a prestigious scholarship at a boarding school far from home. Neel doesn't mind--he dreads the exam and would rather stay on his beloved island in the Sunderbans of West Bengal with his family and friends.

But through his encounter with the cub, Neil learns that sometimes you have to take risks to preserve what you love. And sometimes you have to sacrifice the present for the chance to improve the future.

Awards & Honors

* Notable Books for a Global Society * NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction (Honorable Mention) * CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People * A Junior Library Guild Selection * CCBC Choices * 2017 North Dakota Library Association Flicker Tale Children's Book Award nominee, intermediate fiction * 2016 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 5.1, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e2eebb93-95d2-87f8-83be-ff27b0130fc4
full_title tiger boy
author perkins mitali
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-21 22:53:37PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 3
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.1
auth_author2 Hogan, Jamie,
author Perkins, Mitali,
author2-role Hogan, Jamie,illustrator.
author_display Perkins, Mitali
available_at_school Glendale Elementary, Gower Elementary, Head Magnet Middle, Robert Churchwell Elementary, Smith Springs Elementary, Waverly-Belmont Elementary
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Glendale Elementary - Kids Fiction, Gower Elementary - Kids Fiction, Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction, Robert Churchwell Elementary - Kids Fiction, Smith Springs Elementary - Kids Fiction, Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Fiction
display_description A tiger cub has escaped from a reserve in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India. Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to save her from being captured and sold on the black market by Mr. Gupta and his men.
format_category_school Books, eBook
format_school Book, eBook
id e2eebb93-95d2-87f8-83be-ff27b0130fc4
isbn 158089660, 9781580896603, 9781607346647
item_details ils:CARL0000657993|A02096261|Gower Elementary - Kids Fiction|F PER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1R360||, ils:CARL0000657993|BB00009284|Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F PER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4E410||, ils:CARL0000657993|MK10113083|Waverly-Belmont Elementary - Kids Fiction|F PER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2X765||, ils:CARL0000657993|MK10118228|Smith Springs Elementary - Kids Fiction|F PER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2P686||, ils:CARL0000657993|MK10150666|Robert Churchwell Elementary - Kids Fiction|F PER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2Z784||, ils:CARL0000657993|TT00008556|Glendale Elementary - Kids Fiction|F PER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1M330||, overdrive:4c9f012e-a59f-40a3-b917-03793ba06cf8|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Kindle Book,Adobe PDF eBook|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book
lexile_score 770
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F PER
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Glendale Elementary, Gower Elementary, Head Magnet Middle, Robert Churchwell Elementary, Smith Springs Elementary, Waverly-Belmont Elementary
primary_isbn 9781580896603
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000657993|Book|Books||English|Charlesbridge,|[2015]|140 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm, overdrive:4c9f012e-a59f-40a3-b917-03793ba06cf8|eBook|eBook||English|Charlesbridge|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000657993|A02096261|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000657993|BB00009284|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000657993|MK10113083|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000657993|MK10118228|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000657993|MK10150666|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000657993|TT00008556|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:4c9f012e-a59f-40a3-b917-03793ba06cf8|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure fiction, Family life -- India. -- Fiction, India -- Fiction, Sundarbans (Bangladesh and India) -- Fiction, Tiger -- Fiction, Wildlife rescue. -- Fiction
title_display Tiger boy
title_full Tiger Boy, Tiger boy / Mitali Perkins ; illustrated by Jamie Hogan
title_short Tiger boy
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Family life, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Tiger, Wildlife rescue