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The Resource Tiger, tiger, Lynne Reid Banks

Tiger, tiger, Lynne Reid Banks

Label
Tiger, tiger
Title
Tiger, tiger
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Reid Banks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two tiger cubs are snatched from their native jungle and shipped to Rome. On arrival at this strange land they are cruelly separated. One cub becomes the princess's pampered and adored house pet. The other, fiercer, cub is trained to become the star performer in Caesar's bloodthirsty circus.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1929-
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Banks, Lynne Reid
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Interest level
UY
Literary form
novels
Reading level
5.4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
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  • Tigers
  • Rome
  • Rome
Summary expansion
A swashbuckling tale set in Ancient Rome.The setting of this novel is Ancient Rome, where Caeser is all-powerful, Christians are heretics who must die, and animals are mere playthings, to be baited, challenged and destroyed.Two tiger cubs are transported on a frightening voyage from their home to Rome. One (Boots) is tamed, his claws removed, to be an amusing and prestigious pet for Aurelia, Caesar's daughter. The other is mistreated, made even more brutal, and trained to fight and kill in Caesar's arena.Aurelia becomes more and more fond of Boots, and even more fond of his keeper, Julius. When a childish prank goes awry, Boots escapes. Caesar is furious and punishes Aurelia. He sentences Julius to death in the arena. and Boots, should he return, is to face the same fate.The climax to this novel sees Aurelia forced to watch her beloved fight for his life, at the mercy of the very beasts he trains. We see two brothers reunited, one a cosseted pet, the other a vicious predator.This is Lynne Reid Banks at her very best. She has written a hugely powerful and moving story, which boys and girls from 10 years onwards will love. The animals' thoughts seem eerily perceptive. Utterly captivating
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Tiger, tiger, Lynne Reid Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BDZ0006119928
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780007190416
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Tiger, tiger, Lynne Reid Banks
Publication
Control code
BDZ0006119928
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780007190416
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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