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What a lovely delight this book was. I love a YA book and the magic that they can bring to a reading experience and Tiger Skin Rug did not dissapoint.
Set in drizzly Scotland, Lal and his brother Dilip are newly arrived from India and the colour and warmth of home. They don’t like the wet, the midges and Lal most certainly does not like the creepy tiger skin rug in the drawing room. However, things start to change. The refreshing force of Jenny enters their life in the form of a curly haired friend complete with a wonderful Grannie who tells the most wonderful stories.
Then, something truely magical happens. The tiger skin rug comes to life and makes them a promise. In return for their help, he will take them home. What follows is an adventure which will take them from Scotland, to London and all the way back to India.
I was sort of caught between two worlds. I knew that everything was true. even the magic. I also knew that in a world of adults and reason and science and fact, none of it (especially the magic) could be happening.
TIGER SKIN RUG – MY THOUGHTS
This was such a lovely book, so easy to read I flew through it in one sitting. Full of beautiful imagry and wonderful characters, you really are with Lal, Dilip, Jenny – and of course the tiger – every step of the way. A journey packed full of magic and friendship, this is a story of two young boys who discover that home is more than just a place.
The Tiger Skin Rug is so much more than a pretty story though, as there were some really complex themes going on too. Conservation, poverty and social divide to name but a few, but it was written so beautifully and interwoven with hope, it was a pleasure to read.
There was a battle going on here. The magic of the forest versus the outside world. Those who wanted to save this beautiful place from destruction, and those who only cared about how its riches might make them richer.
The team from Cranachan Publishing will be giving away a copy of Tiger Skin Rug to one lucky Tippytupps reader. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.
This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Sunday 1st March 2020 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by Cranachan Publishing who will be responsible for posting your book out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.
Good luck! And if you can’t wait, then Tiger Skin Rug is available on Amazon right now and is currently a bargain £1.99! (Affiliate link.)
Finally, don’t forget to check out the other blogs on this book tour.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a copy of the Tiger Skin Rug for the purposes of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.