Michaelis, Antonio. Tiger moon.

Author:Larsen, Ashleigh
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

MICHAELIS, Antonio. Tiger moon. Abrams, Amulet. 384p. c2008. 978-0-8109-9481-2. $18.95. S

This story within a story bears all the soulful qualities of great Indian storytelling. A young bride, Raka, is awaiting her fate at the hands of her dangerous, greedy husband. Her dreamy and defiant personality separates her from her husband's other wives, yet attracts a young servant named Lalit. Raka spends her last hours spinning him a tale of a far-off place in India where magic still exists and people are rescued. She describes to Lalit the hero of her story--a young thief who steals the amulet necklace of the gods, and is therefore given a mission to rescue Krishna's...

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