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Tigerheart

Written by Peter David

Tigerheart
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Category: Fiction - Fantasy
Imprint: Del Rey
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2009
Price: $12.00
Can. Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50160-8 (0-345-50160-8)
Pages: 320
Also available as an eBook.



 
WINNER 2008 - School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults

Paul Dear is a good and clever boy, but he’s special in ways that even his adoring parents could never have imagined. For by day, in London’s Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and other magical creatures that dwell among the living–but are unseen by most. Then everything changes when tragedy strikes–and a quest begins that will lead Paul to a curio shop where a magical ally awaits him and launches him into the starry skies, bound for a realm where anything is possible. Far from home, Paul will run with fierce Indian warriors, cross swords with fearsome pirates, befriend a magnificent white tiger, and soar beside an extraordinary, ageless boy who reigns in a boundless world of imagination.

"With its infusion of originality, David’s admirable pastiche of James Barrie’s Peter Pan will have readers of all ages clamoring for a copy.... David provides everything readers could possibly desire: suspense, swashbuckling adventure, tenderness, anguish, a dash of wit and sarcasm, and a perfect ending. Adults will see Tigerheart as an excellent choice for a book discussion group and/or as a useful tool in enhancing cultural literacy, and will appreciate its superior writing, appealing characters, depiction of familial love, and accomplished themes. Teens may view it as an exciting story about a courageous boy who rode a great white tiger, consorted with Indians, and battled pirates. They will all be right." —School Library Journal

“By far the most charming and clever reimagining of the Boy Who Never Grew Up story that I have ever encountered. Readers of all ages, prepare yourselves for a very big adventure.”—Terry Brooks, author of The Elves of Cintra

“Peter David sees the world a bit differently from everyone else–strangely, wonderfully, stunningly differently. Reading Tigerheart gave me the feeling of walking a comfortably familiar road, but seeing things from angles I never knew existed. A beautiful, delightful story.”—R.A. Salvatore, author of The Orc King

“David has blended the best of Victorian fairy tales with his own brand of originality, and produced a stunning novel. . . . The best book I’ve read in a long time.”—The Davis Enterprise

“The voice here is one of wonder and discovery. . . . Though elements of Tigerheart put one instantly in mind of Peter Pan, this is not a retelling of J. M. Barrie’s classic story. . . . If anything, it is more.”—January magazine

“Simply delightful, loaded with exotic and cunning characters . . . Tigerheart might be one of the most clever and charming books you’ll encounter this summer.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune



AWARDS

 
WINNER 2008 - School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Peter David is famous for writing some of the most popular of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place. His original works include the Arthurian novel Knight Life and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk and has written just about every famous comic book superhero. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 comic book series, and with Bill Mumy, he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children's books, and TV scripts (including Babylon 5).





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