Suitable for children in Year 1 (age 5), Tiger Dreams is from the genre strand Narrative Recounts - a strand which motivates children to explore their personal responses and make links to their own experiences. Each story in this set of nine marks a significant event from someone's childhood. While some of the stories are set in modern Britain, others take place in the 1930s or 1940s in locations as diverse as Hong Kong and Trinidad. Gerald Rose was born in Hong Kong in 1935. The events in this story took place during the Second World War when Gerald and his sister and mother were interned at Stanley Camp, where they lived under difficult conditions. One day a tiger swam across the sea from mainland China. Gerald reflects on the excitement of the tiger's visit.