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Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

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A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that's where nine-year-old Annie gets to play one hot summer while her father works up a the lighthouse. One after another, an earthquake and a terrible wind leave Annie with losses that seem irreplaceable, ...more
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published February 7th 2014 by Gecko Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Barbara
Nine-year-old Annie must take care of her younger brother Robbie while her parents are busy. When a fierce wind blows away a nest with baby birds in it, it's up to Annie and her new friends Mr. and Mrs. Hedge, and the fierce tigrish to find the nest and save the nestlings. Strangely, the nest ends up being on the lighthouse where her father works. Annie must conquer her own fears and somehow climb to the top of the structure. Magical realism may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's handled ...more
Bridget
Mar 14, 2014 Bridget rated it really liked it
A lovely flight of the imagination. I'd love to read it aloud to a group of 8-9 year olds, especially those who love pretend games and who are surrounded in nature, I can see them being transported into Annie's world. Beautifully produced and lovely to hold this is a really sweet book. Annie is a delightful character, I'm glad to have met her.
JuliKay2u
Jun 19, 2016 JuliKay2u rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great story! Can't wait til Tommy reads it so I can discuss it with him.

I especially love the walking bushes, Mr. and Mrs. Hedge. And Robbie! The little scoundrel!

What a great story!

Would be great for the 3rd-5th grade book club, if only they had enough copies in the Allegheny County libraries.
Angela
Aug 01, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
This is at once delicate with lovely language and robust with a fairly taut adventure. Great for reading aloud.
The tigrish is a magical tiger who can fly and looks after the children who are searching for lost baby birds which were blown away from their garden. They are aided by another magical couple, Mr and Mrs Hedge. Sounds twee but it isn't. Certainly sweet though.
Melissa Moore
This book is lovely but has a small audience...Soon-to-be-ten-years-old Annie lives in New Zealand, where her father tends a lighthouse and she explores nature, until one day, an earthquake comes and the trees in the hedgerow near her house not only talk but walk, leading Annie and her little brother Robbie on a grand adventure.
Kris Marley Patrick
Mar 01, 2015 Kris Marley Patrick marked it as abandoned
I abandoned when I realized the characters Annie were talking to weren't actually people but rather bushes in a hedge.
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