Tim And Tig by Victor Kelleher

Tim And Tig

Written by Victor Kelleher

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A delightful story for children just starting to read alone or to read with mum or dad at bedtime. A stripy kitten causes all sorts of mayhem as it grows up into, not a cat that we all know, but a big bouncy tiger but Tim who Tig belongs to just doesn’t see what the problem is and he’ll do almost anything to keep it.

Piece from the author:

Have you noticed how most people think their pets are the best ever? People with growly dogs think they’re gentle; people with scratchy cats think they’re friendly. So how would it be if someone had a pet python? Or a pet gorilla? Or better still, a pet tiger! It was this last idea that got me started on Tim and Tig. And because I love tigers, I had to give the story a happy ending. But what would happen if someone really had a pet tiger for a pet...? No maybe it’s better not to think too much about that! After all, dear old Tig wouldn’t hurt a fly... would he???? Here, kitty-kitty. - Victor Kelleher


Tim And Tig by Victor Kelleher

Tim loves his big stripy kitten, Tig. He just can’t understand why other people behave so strangely when Tig is around. When the mayor accuses Tim and his family of
harbouring a dangerous animal, they can’t believe their ears. Surely their beloved pussy cat can’t really be –a tiger? What will they do now?

About the Author

Victor Kelleher

With a host of award-winning novels to his credit, Victor Kelleher remains one of Australia's most celebrated writers for both adults and children. Born in London, he lived in Africa for twenty years before moving to New Zealand, where he began to write, prompted by homesickness for Africa. He moved to Australia in 1976. His novels have received many awards and commendations, including the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award. Formerly an associate professor of literature, Victor now writes full time.

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Publication date

1st June 2008




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