A talking tiger is the only one who may be able to get a princess to speak in this beautiful picture book set in a mythic India by the Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman, and illustrated in bold colors by Divya Srinivasan.Read more...
A talking tiger is the only one who may be able to get a princess to speak in this beautiful picture book set in a mythic India by the Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman, and illustrated in bold colors by Divya Srinivasan.
This stunning picture book will transport readers to another time and place and will delight parents and children alike. "Full of Gaiman's wit and whimsy, this one is great for reading aloud (and looks pretty lovely on the shelf as well). Gorgeous, with lush illustrations by Divya Srinivasan" (Brightly.com).
Previously available only as an audio book, Cinnamon has never been published in print before, and Divya Srinivasan's lush artwork brings Neil Gaiman's text to life.
- ISBN-13: 9780062399618
- ISBN-10: 0062399616
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Publish Date: May 2017
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-02-27
- Reviewer: Staff
Cinnamon, the heroine of this Just Sostyle story, lives in a magnificent palace, wears an orange sari, and has pearls for eyes, which gave her great beauty, but meant she was blind. Cinnamon doesnt talk, and her parents, the Rajah and Rani, offer gifts to those who can get her to speak. All fail until a tiger appears: He was huge and fierce, a nightmare in black and orange, and he moved like a god through the world, which is how tigers move. Though the family is skeptical, he begins to teach Cinnamon: The tiger put Cinnamons hand into his. Pain, said the tiger, and he extended one needle-sharp claw into Cinnamons hand. The heat of Gaimans prose, which switches from fairy tale romance to farce and back again, stands in contrast to Srinivasans (Little Owls Night) cool spreads, which concentrate on the beauty of the Indian setting, her flat, graphic shapes ornamented with lacy filigree. This isnt a comforting tale, but its effect is real: Gaiman puts a claw right into the readers hand. Ages 48. Authors agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. Illustrators agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (May)