Johnnie Tigerskin

Johnnie Tigerskin

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  • Hardback | 102 pages
  • 140 x 200mm | 788g
  • United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0245567267
  • 9780245567261

Review Text

Although there are a number of gently humorous passages, it is hard to imagine much of an audience for this very British story of an elderly gentleman devoted to his elderly, motheaten tigerskin rug, his elderly landlady, and his two young, rather nondescript great-nephews, James and Biffy. The character most likely to appeal is James' and Biffy's friend Sarah, a rather eccentric little girl with a penchant for inventing glamorous lies. Her imagination runs thin after a while, though; she turns out to have less strength of character than originally indicated, and her failings are too smugly indicated in this frail tale. (Kirkus Reviews)show more