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This week I read:
Tiger Hunt is the best book I read this week.
Tiger Hunt is a short kids’ book by Christy Halsell. The story took place on the island of Bali, I actually lived there for about four years so almost everything about the setting was familiar to me. All the events are fictional, but the names of the boys are the same as the names of the author’s sons. Tiger Hunt is a book about two boys named Thomas and Charles searching for a tiger, the only tiger left on the island. The boys find out about the tiger in a story.
The story is told by a lizard dad, who is telling a bedtime story for the baby lizards. The dad tells the boys that to tame a tiger, you must shake the sweet smelling frangipani flower tree. The boys get hungry when they are searching for the tiger. They catch a lobster and eat the lobster with fresh pineapple. The tiger is found at last, but taming him doesn’t work. The tiger is lonely so because the boys are brave enough to find him, he will be their friend.
What I like about the story is that the story changes so that you get different perspectives. I also like that right when you get scared, something changes. I like that the book is so very interesting that you almost feel that you’re right there in the story. When the boys were eating the fresh pineapple, I felt like I was right there eating pineapple and lobster with them. There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about the story.
Now it’s your turn tell your favorite book of the week in the comments below!
A note from Maggie’s mom: I want to give a small disclaimer here. Christy is a personal friend of mine; we met while both living on the island of Bali. I really appreciate her heart for the Balinese people and culture as well as the initiatives she and her husband are involved in to help orphans there, including Give Bracelets ($). Now that I’ve read her book, Tiger Hunt!, I also just joined the affiliate program to help sell it and any further books she writes about the Island Brothers. In my opinion, they are that good. I don’t think my connection with Christy or my enjoyment of this book influenced Maggie’s opinion, but I wanted to give the disclaimer nonetheless. You can read my review of this book here.
You can purchase this book in pdf format for $2.99 (US dollars) from the Island Brothers website ($). I love how Christy says on the website that you can get the book for less than the cost of a Happy Meal! The pdf can easily be printed and bound to make a paper copy of the book. We also successfully read it on a computer, a Kindle, and an iPhone (though the text was very small on the iPhone screen.) If you click through to there from any of the pictures or links here, we will receive a portion of the cost of the book. Please share about this book with others and ask them to click through from here if they decide to buy. I hope you enjoy Tiger Hunt! as much as we did. We can’t wait for the next book!
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