Year Old Iris Has Been Sent To Spain On A Mission To Make Sure Her Elderly And Unusual Aunt, Ursula, Leaves Her Fortune And Her Sprawling Estate To Iris S Scheming ParentsBut From The Moment Iris Arrives At Bosque De Nubes, She Realises Something Isn T Quite Right There Is An Odd Feeling Around The House, Where Time Moves Slowly And Iris S Eyes Play Tricks On Her While Outside, In The Wild And Untamed Forest, A Mysterious Animal Moves Through The ShadowsJust What Is Aunt ê Iris and the Tiger ¾ Download by ✓ Leanne Hall Ursula Hiding But When Iris Discovers A Painting Named Iris And The Tiger, She Sets Out To Uncover The Animal S Real Identity Putting Her Life In Terrible Danger I love middle grade novels and the magic and wonderment that a true coming of age reveals, and Iris and the Tiger was such a lovely and vivid read Following the footsteps or twelve year old Iris, I loved discovering the magic that was the Bosque de Nubes in a mixture of Australian and Spanish culture Although she s visiting on behalf of her scheming parents, it isn t long before Iris begins to understand that the sprawling estate isn t what it seems I adored the interactive artwork Surreal paintings by her late uncle that lived beyond the frame It was a wonderfully diverse and quirky adventure of discovery that middle grade and primary school readers will adore The monotone illustrations were so incredibly charming, and I really enjoyed the easy friendship that connected both Iris and grounds resident in Jordi, who was a d Twelve Year Old Iris Has Been Sent To Spain On A Mission To Make Sure Her Elderly And Unusual Aunt, Ursula, Leaves Her Fortune And Her Sprawling Estate To Iris S Scheming ParentsBut From The Moment Iris Arrives At Bosque De Nubes, She Realises Something Isn T Quite Right There Is An Odd Feeling Around The House, Where Time Moves Slowly And Iris S Eyes Play Tricks On Her While Outside, In The Wild And Untamed Forest, A Mysterious Animal Moves Through The ShadowsJust What Is Aunt Ursula Hiding But When Iris Discovers A Painting Named Iris And The Tiger, She Sets Out To Uncover The Animal S Real Identity Putting Her Life In Terrible Danger A rather strange, magical, creepy at times but also rather sweet story The characters were a highlight and I m sad that it s over I want to hear about the adventures of Iris and Jordi Full review posted on Tea in the Treetops in January 2016 There s something very strange about Bosque de Nubes, and it isn t just Iris odd Aunt Ursula, or the surreal paintings on every wall When Iris visits the old house in Spain to try to convince her Aunt to leave it all to her, she finds dark shadows in the woods and an ominous, dark corridor where she s not allowed to go What exactly is her Aunt hiding here Iris and the Tiger is actually the name of one of Iris Uncle s paintings His famous surreal paintings hang in galleries all over the world, but in the old house they take on a slightly physical aspect Iris and her new friend Jordi discover some of the secrets of the house She pictured a golden head with golden eyes and pricked ears, somewhere in the house A striped body prowling down the curling staircase, out the front door and into the forest Tail flicking as it moved beyond the edge of the painting and out into the real world The tiger, doing exactly as it pleased, not caring in the slightest about the rules that should have kept it on the canvas Iris and the Tiger is the first novel for younger readers written by Australian author, Leanne Hall She may be only twelve, but her parents have set her a formidable task Iris is to go to Spain and secure the estate of her Great Aunt Ursula Ursula Freer must be in her nineties by now, and they are sure that some unscrupulous gold digger will talk her out of her fortune and Bosque de Nubes, I love middle grade novels and the magic and wonderment that a true coming of age reveals, and Iris and the Tiger was such a lovely and vivid read Following the footsteps or twelve year old Iris, I loved discovering the magic that was the Bosque de Nubes in a mixture of Australian and Spanish culture Although she s visiting on behalf of her scheming parents, it isn t long before Iris begins to understand that the sprawling estate isn t what it seems I adored the interactive artwork Surreal paintings by her late uncle that lived beyond the frame It was a wonderfully diverse and quirky adventure of discovery that middle grade and primary school readers will adore The monotone illustrations were so incredibly charming, and I really enjoyed the easy friendship that connected both Iris and grounds resident in Jordi, who was a d Iris and the Tiger is the new novel from Australian author Leanne Hall, a magnificent middle grade magical realism marvel.
Let me begin my review of Hall s Iris and the Tiger by quoting another bookIt s the things you read at the age you are now which stick books crow bar the world open for youSaid to a 12 year old girl on her birthday, in Katherine Rundell s beautiful novel, Rooftoppers.
I love that quote, and the epitome of it is surely in Leanne Hall s Iris and the Tiger which, though labeled as Young Adult, is really a little bit closer to this marvelous readership called Middle Grade 8 12 years, generally Because I love middle grade literature, and I m excited to see it grow in Australia where it s often ignored I use the example that many State Premier s Literary Awards don t recognise children s literature as a separate category, and often lump it with YA or overlook it compl Iris and the Tiger is the new novel from Australian author Leanne Hall, a magnificent middle grade magical realism marvel.
Let me begin my review of Hall s Iris and the Tiger by quoting another bookIt s the things you read at the age you are now which stick books crow bar the world open for youSaid to a 12 year old girl on her birthday, in Katherine Rundell s beautiful novel, Rooftoppers.
I love that quote, and the epitome of it is surely in Leanne Hall s Iris and the Tiger which, though labeled as Young Adult, is really a little bit closer to this marvelous readership called Middle Grade 8 12 years, generally Because I love middle grade literature, and I m excited to see it grow in Australia where it s often ignored I use the example that many State Premier s Literary Awards don t recognise children s literature as a separate category, and often lump it with YA or overlook it compl Iris and the Tiger is an MG kind of Wonderland ish book.
And there were things that I loved about it.
For example, the surrealism There s all sorts of weird stuff happening and I absolutely love it I especially loved the boots that merged into feet and walk you around I could use a pair of them.
The idea that paintings can become real is SO COOL and something I ve occasionally used in my own writing I know next to nothing about paintings, but surrealism is definitely my favourite kind Because, you know, it s loony.
But apart from that part of the book, there wasn t much else that I found intriguing.
The plot wasn t very interesting, and Iris herself wasn t particularly engaging I found myself drifting and thinking There are lots of twists in this book and I never knew what was going to happen next Recommended to anyone who likes magical adventure storiesKookie Magazine Leanne Hall has created a playful, imaginative world in Iris and the Tiger From tennis playing sunflowers to surrealist dinner parties, there is a lot to love hereA surrealist mystery what could be intriguing than that and a fantastic journey through life, art and families Wise, whimsical, delightfully original and altogether charming Cassandra GoldsReminiscent of Elizabeth Goudge s classic The Little White Horse, full of mystery and an enchanting sense of elsewhere Martine MurrayThe surrealist magic is the most refreshing element of the book it s a kind of magical realism that is unusual in children s and YA fantasy Iris and the Tiger will appeal to older primary and younger high school readers who like Iris and the Tiger is like the lovechild of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Wes Anderson a loopy tale of magic realism combined with a heady sense of nostalgic twee and I loved every minute of it There s a crazy aunt, a mysterious house, magical beasts, ghosts and paintings that come to life yet it is all handled with a deftness and charm that allows you to accept it wholeheartedly.
This book made me wonder why I stopped reading middle grade books Iris and the Tiger is a wonderful book on art and magic Cont d on the blog ë Iris and the Tiger ë My review is now posted at I did enjoy this book, but I m having trouble reviewing it because I don t really know what to say Hmm I think I ll read it again Review to come.
A rather strange, magical, creepy at times but also rather sweet story The characters were a highlight and I m sad that it s over I want to hear about the adventures of Iris and Jordi Full review posted on Tea in the Treetops in January 2016 There s something very strange about Bosque de Nubes, and it isn t just Iris odd Aunt Ursula, or the surreal paintings on every wall When Iris visits the old house in Spain to try to convince her Aunt to leave it all to her, she finds dark shadows in the woods and an ominous, dark corridor where she s not allowed to go What exactly is her Aunt hiding here Iris and the Tiger is actually the name of one of Iris Uncle s paintings His famous surreal paintings hang in galleries all over the world, but in the old house they take on a slightly physical aspect Iris and her new friend Jordi discover some of the secrets of the house

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