Tania Unsworth, Children's Writer

The Time Traveller and the Tiger

The Time Traveller and the Tiger

Elsie is not looking forward to the long summer holiday with her creaky, old Uncle John. But then the unimaginable happens. Time unravels and Elsie tumbles back to 1940s India to meet her Uncle John as a young boy on a tiger hunt. Can Elsie stop him from doing what he's already told her is a wrong he can never right?

The Time Traveller and the Tiger is a multi-layered novel for 9-12 year-olds, rich in adventure, mystery, historical and conservation themes.


Amanda Craig in the New Statesman said...

“There hasn’t been a great time-traveling novel for many years, but Tania Unsworth’s The Time Traveller and the Tiger is just that…Environmental, racial and social concerns are deftly woven into a gloriously warm, heart-stopping adventure that is my book of the year for 11+.”

Nicolette Jones said...

“A winning time-slip tale”

Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week

Juno Magazine said...

“…a powerful and magical story of how, with courage and determination, we can change lives.”

the Irish Times said...

“Unsworth presents the reader with a vivid evocation of colonial India, which is rich with detail of the animal and plant life that dominate the jungle … [The] plot involving Elsie’s invented heroine provides a rich relatable subtext that helps the reader draw connections between the historic events and the unfolding contemporary climate and conservation crisis”

Books for Keeps said...

“A beautifully written and thought-provoking mix of adventure, time travel and historical story with strong, engaging characters and themes of friendship, righting wrongs, and conservation.”

Fiona Noble from The Bookseller said...

“Themes of conservation and family mystery are woven into a deeply satisfying adventure.”

Piers Torday said...

“A classic adventure, worth reading alone for the transporting evocation of the mighty, beautiful, much misunderstood creature at its heart.”

Book information

Publisher: Zephyr
Publication date: October 1, 2020
ISBN: 9781788541701

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