Year of the Tiger

The Chinese New Year is next week, and the Year of the Tiger is coming to a close. I’ve been thinking a lot about tigers this week, because I spent the earlier part of it completely wrapped up in and riveted by John Vaillant’s superb book, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival….

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The Cunning Little Vixen

When I was a kid, like many kids, the stories I loved best were the ones with talking animals, from Louis the swan in The Trumpet of the Swan, to the rabbits in Watership Down, to a certain frog named Kermit.¬†There’s something undeniably magical about looking at the human world through the eyes of animals….

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