The National Book Award finalist from the best-selling author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE - now in paperback Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger - a real-life, very large tiger - pacing back and forth in a cage. What8217;s more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other, and ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things - like memories, and heartaches, and tigers - can8217;t be locked up forever.
Life changes for 12-year-old Rob Horton when he finds a caged tiger in the woods behind the Kentucky Star Motel. On the very same day, he meets Sistine Bailey and learns how to trust another person for the first time in his life. Nominated for a 2001 National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category.
- Juvenile Fiction
- People + Places / United States / General, Social Issues / Friendship, General, Animals / Lions + Tigers + Leopards
- 9-12 years
- Candlewick Pr
- May 21, 2013
- July 1, 2002
- Kate DiCamillo