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Tiger by the Tail (Tiger)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  101 ratings  ·  8 reviews
When tornado-force winds cause Sarah and Nicholas Fraser to seek shelter in the neighbourhood's barn, they get out of the storm but into big trouble! The property belongs to "Old McCurdy," a retired circus trainer who plays ringmaster to its wild residents: a cheetah, an ape, a python, and a tiger named Buddha!
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Dundurn (first published April 1st 1999)
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I thought this was a very good book because of how detailed and interesting it was. A mother and two siblings by the names of Sarah and Nicholas - I think - inherited their grandmothers farm when she past away and met one of their neighbours "Mr. McCurdy" who was an odd man with interesting animals on his farm. An adventure starts when one of McCurdy's animals gets loose from some meddling teenagers who let him free.
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MrMccurdy was tageting to Sarah and Nicholas with a gun but acutally it was'nt a real one it was only one who putted you in sleep. Mr.Mccurdy takes them up to the second floor or something. They meat a female leopard, an parrot and a monkey. Mr.Mcurdy knew the grandmother of Sarah and Nicholas, he (Mrmccurdy) finded the grandmother of a beautiful woman when he and she was young. The mokey was drinking coke and gave the two kids as well a coke. The leopard was lzing on the sofa and was sleeping. ...more
This story is about a girl and her brother they have just moved when they meet their new neighbor and discover he has a tiger their lives get interesting
May 13, 2009 Bernd added it
tiger by the tail chapter 2

in tiger by the tail:
Mr.Mccurdy fased a gun to Sarah .Nicholas was heiding fore the old man.
then Sarah told wat has happend then the old man took Sarah and Nicholas to his home.
then the old man said to Nicholas hold the gun fore me then Sarah said no!! he is not aloud to hold the gum from his mam.
Why not asced Mr.Mccurdy.
the they went insite and they see a cheeta
then Mr.mccurdy looked to Nichlas nee cause it was bleading.
then the old man told a story when he was 14 yea
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Feb 20, 2015 Monica Lukudu added it  ·  review of another edition
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Very good book.... Not gonna spoil.
I grew up reading this series an I absolutely loved it!
My grade 4/5 class adored this, and his other stories.
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