By- Vish Viswanathan
The book “Tiger and Angel” started as a casual bedtime story by a mother to her son and inspired the mother to write a book. Written by Roopali Naik, the book is a very creative and imaginative book appealing to children with many interesting educational games too. The story is about the unique friendship of Tiger and Angel in a beautiful imaginary jungle called Traveland. Together, they develop creative games and play with their friends in the jungle. During their play, the Tiger cracks the mystery of some fake officers who had been trying to cause trouble and disturb the peace of the Jungle. The fake officers get punished by the King of the Jungle, the Lion. Angel, Tiger, and friends continue to have a lot of fun playtime, and party time at the magical jungle of Traveland.
Speaking to the Indian Telegraph, Roopali Naik, the author said “’Tiger and Angel’ is a story about friendship, fun learning with games and a jungle mystery. I have always been inspired by nature, its beauty and strongly believe in friendship. Poetry and tales have always been part of me from childhood. I wrote poetry as a teenager. I didn’t take up writing for some years. It came back to me when my child was born and as he grew, he insisted that I tell him a bedtime story every day. This inspired me to create this story of Tiger, his favorite animal, and Angel, my favorite character as a child, both from different lands coming together, in a beautiful jungle land beyond imagination.”
“There are 8 interesting games in the story which are created by the Tiger and Angel and played with their friends. They can be played by children anytime and anywhere. Children learn through playing. The story continues with a fake officer tampering the jungle and how the Tiger solves it and saves the Jungle from getting destroyed. This novel teaches children good values. I look forward to promoting this book in Australia.”
Roopali who moved to Sydney recently with her family was a literature student from Hyderabad, India. As a child, she loved listening to stories, and this led her passion for writing. Children tales and poetry have always been her forte. She worships the sky god, which gives her the inner strength to believe in her work of creativity
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