When you're sworn to silence it pays to keep your eyes and ears open.
Tiger eyes, tiger spirit, tiger stone. Only a daughter could unlock the stone's power. Java, fourteenth century. The villagers are fearful of Mbah Merapi, the rumbling volcano that overshadows their lives. Kancil, the lowliest kitchen servant, knows the real danger is human but is fatherless and mute - and she will lose everything if her identity is revealed. How can Kancil warn the villagers of the danger they are in?
About the Author
Deryn Mansell has been fascinated by the history of Java ever since she visited Yogyakarta as a seventeen year old and experienced first-hand the majestic Prambanan and Borobudur temples. That visit motivated her to continue studying Indonesian and she has returned to Java many times since as a student, as a teacher and as a traveller. In her working life, Deryn has been a teacher of Indonesian in Australia, a teacher of English in Indonesia, a researcher of language and intercultural communication and a coordinator of Asia literate business-people volunteering in Australian schools. Tiger Stone is her first book.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26