Music for Tigers

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Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer with her mom’s eccentric Australian relatives, middle schooler and passionate violinist Louisa is prepared to be resentful. But life at the family’s remote camp in the Tasmanian rainforest is intriguing, to say the least. There are pig-footed bandicoots, scary spiders, weird noises and odors in the night, and a quirky boy named Colin who cooks the most amazing meals. Not the least strange is her Uncle Ruff, with his unusual pet and veiled hints about something named Convict Rock.

Finally, Louisa learns the truth: Convict Rock is a sanctuary established by her great-grandmother Eleanor—a sanctuary for Tasmanian tigers, Australia’s huge marsupials that were famously hunted into extinction almost a hundred years ago. Or so the world believes. Hidden in the rainforest at Convict Rock, one tiger remains. But now the sanctuary is threatened by a mining operation, and the last Tasmanian tiger must be lured deeper into the forest. The problem is, not since her great-grandmother has a member of the family been able to earn the shy tigers’ trust.

As the summer progresses, Louisa forges unexpected connections with Colin, with the forest, and—through Eleanor’s journal—with her great-grandmother. She begins to suspect the key to saving the tiger is her very own music. But will her plan work? Or will the enigmatic Tasmanian tiger disappear once again, this time forever?

A moving coming-of-age story wrapped up in the moss, leaves, and blue gums of the Tasmanian rainforest where, hidden under giant ferns, crouches its most beloved, and lost, creature.

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  • Christine

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley When I was in middle school, I helped out as a library aide. You got to take out as many books as you wanted, and you got to play as much Oregon Trail as you wanted. I lo...

  • Aaron

    Thanks very much to Pajama Press and my friends at my ARC sharing group, Book Portage for a copy of this new book from Michelle Kadarusman, whose Girl of the Southern Sea I really enjoyed (It was als...

  • Christina

    You’ll be transported to the lush Tasmanian rainforest of Australia where curiosity and wonder abound underneath giant ferns and eucalyptus. At first, Louisa, a talented violinist, was hesitant to s...

  • Kriss

    Music for Tigers is a beautifully written middle grade novel that will warm the hearts of young readers. Lou grows by leaps and bounds when she is sent to spend the summer in Tasmania instead of pract...

  • Laurie Hnatiuk

    Thank you to the publisher for an ARC of this book for #bookportage.I loved spending time and getting to know not only Louisa but her extended family in Tasmania Canadian author @michellekadarusman’...

  • Kathie

    Thank you to the publisher for an ARC of this book for #bookportage.I'm a big fan of the author's writing so this book was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!Louisa ...

  • Barbara

    Louisa wants nothing more than to practice playing the violin back home in Canada, but her mother has shipped her off to Tasmania to stay with her uncle. She's not impressed by him or by the large spi...

  • Kate

    In a single word: brilliant.From start to finish, Music for Tigers is absolutely brilliant.The power of Kadarusman's story telling of Louisa discovering truths of her family, world, and self, is intri...

  • Stephanie

    There are books that grip you from page one and transport you right into the story. The author takes you on a journey and drops you right in the middle of their story, Michelle Kadarusman has this par...

  • Michelle Kadarusman

    The Advance Reading Copy of my story Music for Tigers is out! I am so excited to share this story with you, set in my homeland of Australia. It is a coming of age story, but also a love letter to natu...