Music for Tigers

Pajama Press
Michelle Kadarusman
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Age range 8+
  • Four Starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire Magazine
  • 3,750+ hardcovers sold since late April 2020
  • A 2020 Washington Post KidsPost Summer Book Club pick
  • A 2020 Junior Library Guild selection
  • From the author of the Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated Girl of the Southern Sea and the award-nominated The Theory of Hummingbirds
  • Savvy author who has worked in the publishing industry for years
  • STEM themes, and a refreshing partnership of science and art with Louisa’s focus on violin eventually marrying with the conservation efforts of her family
  • Themes of habitat protection and conservation are top of mind for many young readers
  • Critically praised presentation of a main character’s Autism Spectrum Disorder: “Colin, who has autism spectrum disorder, is an exceptional cook and a knowledgeable bush guide; his friendship with Louisa is moving as they grow with and learn from each other.”—Foreword Reviews Starred Review
  • Compelling setting in the Tasmanian rainforest
  • Includes a map of the world with Tasmania inset
  • Classroom reading guide available now
  • World rights available
  • Michelle’s previous title, Girl of the Southern Sea, was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Malka Penn Book Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature (Honor Book), the NCTA Freeman Book Award (Honourable Mention), the MYRCA Sundogs Award, and the Diamond Willow Award. It is a USBBY Outstanding International Book, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a selection for Rise: A Feminist Project List (formerly the Amelia Bloomer List)
  • Girl of the Southern Sea has sold 6,485 copies to date and is on three provincial reading awards that will create many more sales

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