The Tigers in the Tower


ISBN: 9781782643173 Categories: , , ,

ISBN: 9781782643173

Publication date: September 18, 2020

Format: Paperback

Extent: 224 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Fiction


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"A Little Princess – with tigers! Orphan and outcast Sahira Clive is a brave and plucky heroine with a brightly burning heart. I was rooting for her all the way to the end of this thrilling – and thought-provoking – adventure." Ally Sherrick, award-winning author of Black Powder

Sahira’s family are travelling to England to deliver two majestic Indian tigers to the menagerie in the tower of London.

But tragedy strikes and sickness steals Sahira’s parents from her on the journey. Left alone in London, Sarhira finds herself confined to a miserable and dangerous orphanage. Despite her heartache and the threats she faces, Sahira is determined to carry out her father’s last request – to protect God’s beautiful creatures: her tigers. To do so, Sahira must set out on an adventure and use all her powers of persuasion to engage the help of some new friends along the way.

Can the quest to find her tigers a safe home, lead Sahira to find her own place of hope and belonging in this strange and foreign land?

Meet the author: Julia Golding

Multi-award winning author Julia Golding

Julia Golding is a multi-award winning children’s author who has been awarded both the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. A former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, Golding also has a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, and was writer-in-residence at the Royal Institution in 2019. An avid Jane Austen fan, her Jane Austen-themed podcast ‘What Would Jane Do?’ offers a 19th century take on modern life. Golding is the successful author of The Curious Science Quest series, The Tigers in the Tower and the Jane Austen Investigates series.

Reviews for The Tigers in the Tower

"A delightfully engaging global escape! Golding pulls readers into a tale of London’s Tower Menagerie with the classic feel of Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The Tigers in the Tower is not only a well-researched adventure for animal lovers, it is a story of hope, love, and family that will capture the heart and imagination of readers young and old." Lauren H. Brandenburg, author of The Books of the Gardener series and The Death of Mungo Blackwell

"An almost magical adventure into an exotic corner of London’s history. Colourful characters and vivid imagery bring to life the remarkable story of a feisty girl. The Tigers in the Tower is a must read for animal lovers of all ages. Like Sahira, I’ll be dreaming of tigers for days to come!" Luke Aylen, author of the An Adventure in Presadia series

"Sahira’s adventure of towers, tigers, and treachery is underpinned by deep values carried along by a story where you can never guess what will happen next." Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford

"The Tigers in the Tower is a beautifully written story that will take you on a journey from India to Victorian Britain. It tells of how one girl’s courage, kindness, and love of tigers is key to getting through the highs and lows of life. This book is an adventure you won’t want to miss!" Sharon Dirckx, author of Am I Just My Brain and Senior Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA)

"You can practically hear the growls of tigers Sita and Rama as they arrive at the chilly docks on the Thames, leaving their wild lives in India behind and destined for life behind bars in the menagerie at the Tower of London. A glorious, gripping and atmospheric romp through Georgian London." -  Karen McCombie, author of Little Bird Flies

'It's impossible not to love the witty and brave Sahira as she makes her way, orphaned and alone, in the harsh streets of London. This is the definition of a page turner - beautiful writing, thrilling adventure and a hero as fearless as the tigers she cares for.' - Annabelle Sami, author of Agent Zaiba Investigates

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