The Tiger Rising

Kate DiCamillo (Author)
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Description

"A lush, exotic little gem--this writer's a keeper." - Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of Dust.

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.

Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
March 01, 2001
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.02 X 8.3 X 0.62 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763609115

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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."