The Tiger in the Well Author:Philip Pullman In a respectable tea-shop in London, a girl with a pistol is holding off three men. Sally Lockhart is fighting for her child -- a child that is suddenly hers no longer. Driven from her home, Sally is in hiding, desperately trying to find out who is turning her life upside down. — Meanwhile, the man she is seeking is in a house in Spitalfields, di... more »recting his lackeys to snare her deeper, and deeper. No one will stop him for he is the Tzaddik ...« less
ISBN-13: 9780439977807 ISBN-10: 0439977800 Publication Date: 2/13/2004 Pages:448 Edition:New Ed Reading Level: Young Adult Rating:
Sally finds herself set up by an unknown enemy, standing to lose absolutely everything and everyone she ever cared about. She fights to discover why this has happened suddenly, as her situation becomes ever more dire. Pullman introduces the story of the 1880's pogroms against the Russian Jews as a tangentially-related issue to Sally's own problems. I found the presentation of the Anti-Semitism of that era not effectively presented. It seems almost as though the first book stands on its own, with the focus of the next two being an anti-czarist message expressed through Sally's life story.