Tiger on the Mountain by Shirley L. Arora

Tiger on the Mountain

By Shirley L. Arora
Level 7

Deep in a beautiful hill-town of southern India, in the mid-1900s, lives Raman, the son of an illiterate woodcutter. More than anything, Raman dreams of buying the beautiful book under a glass case in the marketplace and of one day becoming a scholar. His dreams come crashing down when his family faces hard times. Raman is forced to leave school and instead gather pinecones in the hills to sell for firewood. An unexpected turn of events gives Raman hope and sends him into the hills in search of something other than pinecones. Beautiful description and an exciting plot are combined with profound messages about family, education, hard work, persistence, honesty, and sacrifice.

This book is an absolute gem! I give it the highest scores possible for moral, literary, educational, and entertainment merit.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region India
Period mid 1900s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 4.5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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