Paul Rosolie has spent the last decade in the rainforests of India, Brazil, Indonesia and Peru, following wild elephant herds, tracking tigers and documenting the illegal trade in endangered species. Now the naturalist, explorer and filmmaker has combined these firsthand experiences with the legends of local people shared in remote villages to create his lush, lyrical, and jaunting novel, The Girl and the Tiger. Rosolie introduces the unforgettable heroine, Isha, a young Indian girl whose brilliant, tender and untamed heart dismays the rigid social order of her school. Part Mowgli, part Anne of Green Gables, Isha is sent to live with her grandparents in a small farming village on the edge of a sacred grove. Free at last to read and explore to her heart’s content, Isha discovers the tiger’s lair beneath an ancient banyan tree and on one fateful night, a secret that will change her life.