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The Tiger Rising

author: Kate DiCamillo

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. 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 new cover illustration by Stephen Walton.

A National Book Award finalist by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$6.99 / $9.50
0763682144 /  9780763682149
on sale date:
Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
128 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Animals; Family; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.
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