THE TYGRINE CAT by Inbali Iserles

THE TYGRINE CAT

Age Range: 10 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

Catling Mati doesn’t remember much of his past. He knows his Amma put him on a boat and told him to get off at the first port. He’s pretty sure his homeland was drier and hotter than Cressida Lock, and he knows he doesn’t look much like any of the Cressida Cats. Their leader Pangur only grudgingly lets Mati stay. He finds few friends among the feral cats in Cressida market, but stray Jess, little Domino and old Swallow like and trust Mati. Something old and evil has followed Mati from his homeland, however, and it threatens cats everywhere. Mati must rediscover the power of his Tygrine heritage and use that power to defeat Mithos the Destroyer. In his debut, British author Iserles creates an interesting and exciting cat world more mystical and less complex than Erin Hunter’s lengthy Warriors series. Her cat characters are well-rounded and still quite cattish. This will satisfy equally fans of magical fantasy and action adventure. (Fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3798-9
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2008




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