Neel's parents want him to win a scholarship, and go to the big city to study. But Neel doesn't want to leave his beloved Sundarbans, with its beautiful trees and its magnificent tigers.
And then a tiger cub goes missing from the reserve!
The evil Gupta wants to sell the cub and sets his people to search for it. Neel and his sister Rupa are determined to find the cub and take it to safety before Gupta and his goons find it.
Racing against time, and braving the dangers of the dark, will Neel succeed in saving the little tiger cub?
'A multicultural title with obvious appeal for animal-loving middle graders.'
'This quiet, gripping tale emphasizes the deep but often fragile connection that exists between humans and nature ... simple and clear narrative, which belies its complexity around issues related to climate change, poor economic conditions, class structure, and gender discrimination.'
School Library Journal
'(An) excellent book, offering adventure, suspense and food for thought, and is surely going to win awards'
Mirrors, Windows and Doors
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