An old promise. A mysterious tiger. A magical adventure.
Lal and his brother Dilip miss home. They don’t like drizzle, midges, or the tiger skin rug in their creepy new house. All they want is to leave Scotland and go back to India. But that’s before they make friends with Jenny, and before the tiger comes back to life...
The tiger tells them it will take them home in return for their help: it cannot rest until it fulfills an old promise. Can Lal, Dilip and Jenny help it on its quest? Who is trying to stop them? And will they get back home?
Joan was born in an African village, moved to a mining town for school and then to a remote South Pacific island. In her late teens she moved to India to exchange stories and games with young street children, and in her early twenties she lived in Nigeria alongside real-life pirates. Joan now lives in the Scottish hills where she writes fiction and nonfiction for children. Her debut novel, TIGER SKIN RUG, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021.