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The Tiger and the Wise Man : Traditional Tales with a Twist - Andrew Fusek Peters

The Tiger and the Wise Man

Traditional Tales with a Twist

By: Andrew Fusek Peters, Diana Mayo (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2004
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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When a tiger plays a trick on a wise man, how will he escape being eaten, especially when it seems that all the animals are against him? Will the jackal help him, or is it simply another trick? This traditional Indian tale, retold with a twist by Andrew Fusek Peters, provides an opportunity for talking about man's impact on the natural world.

'Sprightly storytelling and cartoon art featuring a huge, vibrantly coloured tiger set this version of a familiar tale apart from other renditions. Having incautiously set a caged tiger free, a turban-clad elder puts off becoming "Lunch-on-Legs" by asking a banyan tree, a crocodile and an eagle whether Tiger's being fair. All three agree that, considering what people have done to them, Tiger is perfectly justified in chowing down forthwith-but just as he's about to dine, along comes a smooth-talking jackal to trick him back into the cage. Peters, billed as "Britain's tallest storyteller," writes with a conversational fluency -"You were hungry. And now you've got your just desserts! Well, toodle-ooh!"- aptly echoed in comically changeable expressions on the faces of Tiger and the other figures. A lively alternative to the more formalized likes of Suzanne Crowder Han's Rabbit's Judgment (1994), illustrated by Yumi Heo. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)' Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 9781904550075
ISBN-10: 190455007X
Series: Traditional Tales with a Twist
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.8 x 24.5  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.18