Review of The Tigers In the Tower by Julia Golding
The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding
About this book
"A Little Princess - with tigers! Orphan and outcast Sahira Clive is a brave and plucky heroine with a brightly burning heart. I was rooting for her all the way to the end of this thrilling - and thought-provoking - adventure." Ally Sherrick, award-winning author of Black Powder Sahira's family are travelling to England to deliver two majestic Indian tigers to the menagerie in the tower of London. But tragedy strikes and sickness steals Sahira's parents from her on the journey.
Left alone in London, Sarhira finds herself confined to a miserable and dangerous orphanage. Despite her heartache and the threats she faces, Sahira is determined to carry out her father's last request - to protect God's beautiful creatures: her tigers. To do so, Sahira must set out on an adventure and use all her powers of persuasion to engage the help of some new friends along the way.
Can the quest to find her tigers a safe home, lead Sahira to find her own place of hope and belonging in this strange and foreign land?
Bear Hunt Books Review
As a book seller that prides ourselves on reading diverse and unusual stories and personally selecting the books that we stock with love, I recommend this book highly.
I was so pleased to follow this story. Julia has an incredible writing style that introduces a small amount of relevant historical context and facts while keeping the fictional theme very much alive. This is a very fine line to tread but Julia does it with ease.
Her experience living and working in other cultures I have no doubt played an important role in the writing of this book and I encourage anyone who wants to encourage their children to have a varied world view to read this book.
You will find some difficult themes inside; bereavement, racism, sexism, child neglect,and animal cruelty.
Lastly, I'm trying to read as many books as possible, this really appealed to me because I love learning about how different cultures come together. This is because I'm an english woman living in france experiencing the multiculturalism of beautiful Marseille, France!