The Boy and the Tigers

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The Boy and the Tigers

By Helen Bannerman; Valeria Petrone (Illustrator)

Golden Books, Hardcover, 9780375827198, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2004


When a little boy named Rajani ventures into the jungle, he runs into several tigers who make him give them his fine new red coat, blue trousers, purple shoes with crimson linings, and even his green umbrella! But Rajani outsmarts the tigers in the end, in this kinder retelling of Helen Bannerman’s Little Black Sambo. New illustrations and non-offensive names and character depictions make this story lovable again.