A children’s fiction book highlighting the plight of the Indian Tiger is being relaunched at a reduced price for summer with all proceeds going to Tiger conservation charities. ‘Global Gang and the Land of the Tiger’ by Patricia Martin is aimed at girls and boys aged 11 and over and is out now. IndiaGBnews special correspondent Aline Dobbie reviews the book for Global Tiger Day on July 29.
I became slightly involved with this lovely book when Patricia Martin contacted me out of the blue because she knew of my writing on tiger conservation and love of these great magnificent big cats and the urgent need for their conservation. The book is fun and exciting and my grandson William was very intrigued and came and checked out the facts with me last week when staying with us; he was also totally enthralled with the idea of the little cub getting lost in a stunningly beautiful hotel – The Imperial in New Delhi; ‘Gosh Granny have you known that hotel since you were 12, I wish we could go and stay in it’ – the swimming pool enchanted him plus all the elegant luxury that my gallery of photos revealed and the stunning food depicted. Indeed, The Imperial Hotel co-operated most generously with Patricia to help with the accuracy and feasibility of the story.
Reduced from £6.99 to £5.00 ‘Global Gang and the Land of the Tiger’ features five young people from around the world who ‘meet’ on a wildlife website and set up the ‘Global Gang’. Later, they meet in person in India, planning to go on a tiger safari. But soon disaster strikes. Lost in the jungle, the gang is in danger from wild tigers and ruthless poachers who prey on these magnificent animals.
Partly based in the UK, the story also features a school musical, ‘Wild Cats’, and shows how the power of music could help the battle to save wild tigers.
Since publishing the story earlier this year, the author had some positive feedback from children and adults alike, including a ‘good luck’ message from Prince William, who appears in the book, said Patricia. ‘Aimed at the 10-14 age group, the story seems to appeal to older readers as well,’ she added.
To order your copy email firstname.lastname@example.org. The sale will last until 5th September with the full cover price being donated to tiger conservation. Global Tiger is also now available on www.amazon.co.uk
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In gratitude to Michael Vickers for the tiger photographs www.tigersintheforest.co.uk