Joan Haig –Tiger Skin Rug (8–12 years)

An old promise. A mysterious tiger. A magical adventure. Fly into the night with this enchanting tale of friendship, family, and what it means to find home.

Lal and his brother Dilip miss home. They don’t like drizzle, midges, or the tiger skin rug in theircreepy new house. All they want is to leave Scotland and go back to India. But that’s before theymake 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 fulfils 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?

From a Scottish village to an Indian mountain, from the back streets of London to the palaces and sewers of Mumbai, Joan Haig explores the power of legends and stories, families and forgiveness in this book illustrated by Marian Brown.