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The Last Tiger by Andrew McDermott
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Apr 21, 12

Read in February, 2012

Wang is a South China tiger happily learning survival skills from his mother as they travel around their territory in the forest in China. They are going to his father’s territory, on the boundary of his mother’s part of the forest. Wang is excited about meeting his powerful father again. When they get to the edge of his mothers territory, she senses something is wrong. Poachers take his mother away and leave Wang alone. What can he do now?

He is visited by the spirit of ‘The Blue Tiger’ who sends him on a journey to the mythical animal sanctuary ’Blue Tiger Mountain’ and safety. But how will he find it when no one knows how to get there? Wang is befriended by an Australian Cassowary and English pine martin, all are endangered species. Along the way the three animal friends discover adventures and surprises that bring them closer together. They journey to seek the same goal. Later they meet up with a young boy and a golden monkey, who have been following and sharing the adventure in a magical way.

This book has a delightful tale entwined with facts about endangered species, and giving an environmental message for young readers to soak up. The pages will turn quickly as they will easily be drawn into the plight of our young tiger and his friends.

Andy wrote this children’s book as a result of all his research into his adults book ‘The Tiger Chase’. He did say at a recent Gold Coast Writers meeting that it would be his first and last venture into writing for children. I think it is a very worthy addition to his list of works and one to be proud of.

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