The Last Tiger brings together Ruskin Bond’s very best published animal stories as well as a brand new work, ‘The Call of the Leopard’, which has never been published before.
The title story introduces a wise and crafty tiger who survives every attempt on his life. ‘Those Three Bears’, ‘The Eyes of the Eagle’, and ‘Tigers for Dinner’ describe dangerous encounters in the wild. ‘Guests Who Come in from the Forest’, ‘Panther’s Moon’, ‘The Leopard’, and ‘Song of the Forest’ bring the wildlife of the Himalayas to vivid, memorable life. Other tales in the book tell of thrilling beetle races, the schemes of a ball-chewing crocodile, and monkeys who dance on roofs. We also meet a series of eccentric pets in this book—a friendly baby elephant, a sullen cassowary, owls who grow fond of spaghetti, the mischievous yet sensitive monkey, Toto, a narcissistic python who loves his own reflection, and others.
The beasts that stalk the pages of The Last Tiger will thrill, delight, terrify, and entertain Bond’s legions of fans, and all those with an interest in the world of nature.
ISBN : 9789393852540
Pages : 248