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The parents of pearl-eyed princess Cinnamon offer a reward to anyone who can help their daughter speak, a plea answered by an exotic tiger who arrives at the palace, armed with knowledge of the world.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062399618
Branch Call Number: jP Gaiman
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Srinivasan, Divya - Illustrator


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Aug 06, 2020

This book is a beautiful beautiful, beautiful book. The story is captivating. The illustrations are gorgeous. This is AMAZING!

Oct 26, 2018

This is a children's book? Where? When? HOW?

Even if you wanted to put your Amateur Academic hat on and analyze this from a fairy tale/folk tale perspective, it makes zero sense because it lacks a meaningful lesson.

Can someone take Neil Gaiman's pencil away? I've never read any Neil Gaiman I liked. His work seems contrived and derived and replete with stinkiosity.

One star for illustrations, I guess.

Mar 28, 2018

It was an interesting story, the artwork was beautiful but the tale didn't turn out quite like I thought.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 30, 2018

This Gaiman story is a bit of a miss for me. The illustrations are lovely, but the story is for lack of a better word, strange, and I'm not sure how much it would appeal to kids.

Jan 01, 2018

I don't know if the best word is sad or outrageous, given that Harper Publishing would foist this sub-par work of Neil Gaiman onto trusting libraries and readers. Originally written/copyrighted over 20 years ago, the publisher is trying to profit from some later, better (here again I must trust that medals were awarded from merit ) works by re-issuing this story with another illustrator. Only the illustrations deserve a star. Don't waste your time and mind on this one. You could write a much better book !!

FindingJane Jul 22, 2017

Neil Gaiman understands the basic underpinnings of most well-crafted fairy tales: there’s an element of terror and danger, especially when an unhuman creature makes its appearance. Think of “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Three Little Pigs” or “The Enchanted Pig”. Animals who can talk human speech bear their own perils and a feeling of threat may be waiting in the wings or boldly present center stage.

In this bewitching, simple-seeming story about a talking tiger, a Rajah and Rani come to terms with their daughter’s strangeness, that it’s not a matter they can fix (especially with impractical gifts) and that a ferocious man-eating beast must be handled very carefully indeed.

The story resonates with quiet strength, beauty and a touch of humor. The illustrations are like cutouts, colorful and eye-popping. While the ending of the story hints of danger to the little princess, we can hope that she and her tiger found happiness together.

Jul 07, 2017

This is a children's book. This adult didn't much like the story or the illustrations.


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Mar 03, 2018

blue_tiger_6075 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 14


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