Sneak peek: TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins. Coming April 2015.
"One of the new tiger cubs has escaped!"
When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel’s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub’s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searching—he wants to sell the cub’s body parts on the black market. Neel and his sister, Rupa, resolve to find hte cub first and bring her back to the reserve.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. One enemy that knew no boundaries during the time of that conflict was the influenza epidemic of 1918. There is a popular theory that the sickness started on an army base in Kansas and spread east with soldier movement, and eventually spread around the world. By the time the plague slowed in November, when the war was ending, it had killed an estimated 50 million people. More than died as a result of the armed conflict. Read more about the plague in HORRORS OF HISTORY: PEOPLE OF THE PLAGUE. Available October 14, 2014. Pre-order at http://bit.ly/1lRL4fG