Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that’s where nine-year-old Annie gets to play one hot summer while her father works up at the lighthouse. One after another, an earthquake and a terrible wind leave Annie with losses that seem irreplaceable, and her little brother Robbie emerges as the only person who can help her find what she’s lost―him and the tigrish.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-927271-28-5
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Publication Date 2014-09-01
BISACS JUV037000, JUV029000, JUV000000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Lexile 660
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2014

Reviews

Booklist

“[T]his venture into magical realism for young readers is a lush adventure reminiscent of a gentled Roald Dahl tale. Annie’s day leads her to explore not only nature but also loyalty and family and what it truly means to be brave.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“Fans of magical adventures along the lines of Daniel Pinkwater’s Mrs. Noodlekugel (Candlewick, 2012) will enjoy this mystical romp”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[An] exceptional debut novel for middle graders…. Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Annie Hayward

Author: Mary McCallum

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Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that’s where nine-year-old Annie gets to play one hot summer while her father works up at the lighthouse. One… View available downloads →