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The Tiger Rising (Reissue) (Paperback) by Kate Dicamillo

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Includes discussion questions and an excerpt from Louisiana's way home.



Book Synopsis



A National Book Award finalist by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo.

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. What'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 heartache, and tigers--can't be locked up forever. Featuring a cover illustration by Stephen Walton.



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Kate DiCamillo, whose Because of Winn-Dixie was a Newbery Honor Book, again explores the difficulty of fitting into a new place. But The Tiger Rising is even more emotionally affecting as Rob and Sistine, united by their aloneness, grapple with unlocking their own heartaches as they debate whether to free the tiger. --The New York Times Book Review

The author delves deeply into the psyches of her cast with carefully choreographed scenes, opting for the economy of poetry over elaborate prose. . . . DiCamillo demonstrates her versatility by treating themes similar to those of her first novel with a completely different approach. Readers will eagerly anticipate her next work. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It deals with the tough issues of death, grieving, and the great accompanying sadness, and has enough layers to embrace any reader. --School Library Journal (starred review)

The story deftly shows the anxiety and suspense of getting close to someone after experience has taught you that may not be safe to do. DiCamillo's gorgeous language wastes not a single word: spare and taut her sentences spin out, with the Florida mist rising off them, and unspoken words finally said aloud. --Booklist

Young readers who enjoyed DiCamillo's first novel won't be disappointed by her second. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The brief novel, which features a well realized setting and an almost palpable aura of sadness, has a certain mythic quality. --The Horn Book

. . . the tiger, 'burning bright' with magnificent, feral presence, does make an arresting central image. --Kirkus Reviews

Together [the characters] learn about trust, friendship, and feelings as they plot to set the tiger free. In the process, they learn another valuable lesson, one that readers won't soon forget. This poignant, powerful story was written by the author of the Newbery Honor book Because of Winn-Dixie. --Dallas Morning News

DiCamillo, who grew up in Central Florida and wrote the multi-award winning Because of Winn-Dixie, could almost have titled her bittersweet second novel Because of the Tiger . . . because of the tiger, Rob and Sistine make the fateful decision that allows Rob and his father to grieve more openly for their loss. --Orlando Sentinel

Powerfully written by the author of Because of Winn-Dixie, this poignant story is certain to garner accolades on many levels. --Syndicated Column - Kendal Rautzhan



About The Author



Kate DiCamillo says of THE TIGER RISING, Rob Horton first showed up in a short story I was writing. I finished the story, but apparently Rob wasn't finished with me. He hung around for weeks afterward, haunting the other stories I was working on. Finally, I said to him, 'What in the world do you want?' And he said, 'I know where there's a tiger.' Like Sistine, I said one word back to him, 'Where?' THE TIGER RISING is how Rob Horton answered me.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 121
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Format: Paperback
Author: Kate Dicamillo
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2015
TCIN: 23936814
UPC: 9780763680879
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0158
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

This is a super good book!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Reader - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great book for 10-11 year olds! The author describes a lot of real world situations with animals. I could not put the book down and because of that I read it so fast! When I finished the book I really wanted more so I looked at the back of the book and there were more books! This book is super great! I recommend the book for 10 and up!!
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