If you liked Slumdog Millionaire…

March 3, 2009

I just finished the 2009 Batchelder Honor book, Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis. The Batchelder Award is given by ALA’s Association of Library Service to Children to the publisher of an outstanding children’s book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and translated into English.

Tiger Moon is set in India and is a story inside a story. A boy with a tiger, a princess awaiting her hero, gods, demons, and the magical, mystical feeling that India inspires. I thought this was a great story and would be appreciated by adults as well as teens. While the plot isn’t similar to Slumdog and it is sent during the British occupation of India, I think that readers who loved the movie and are looking for their next India-fix will enjoy it. The story was also a bit reminiscent of the adult novel, The Life of Pi.

**I should note that Tiger Moon was originally published in German.**

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