Wandering too far from home, Shanti, the tiger cub, is captured and sold by poachers to a rich man. But when she grows too big and aggressive to handle, he sends her to a zoo, where she becomes bored and lonely and loses her appetite. Unable to find a buddy tiger for Shanti, her keepers worry about her health. Then, one day, a beautiful painted bunting named Al appears, and they become good friends, sharing their day and eating their meals together.
The Tiger & the Painted Bunting is a lovely tale that shows two unlikely friends can make a world of difference for each other.
About the Author
John T. Kutko came up with the story of The Tiger & the Painted Bunting with the intent of spreading the message that you can be friends with anyone no matter how unlikely the pairing is. Kutko is a retired Clarksville Primary School teacher who taught health and physical education for eleven years.
About the Illustrator
Writer, illustrator, and Editor Abbriel Harrison is a multimedia designer and did the artwork in watercolors. Ever since learning the word in kindergarten, she's wanted to be an illustrator and through a lot of hard work, that dream is now a reality.
The Tiger & the Painted Bunting is a 52-page hardcover with a retail price of $27.00 (eBook $22.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6853-7064-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at https://dorrancepressroom.com/the-tiger-the-painted-bunting/ to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/the-tiger-the-painted-bunting/
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