The tiger rising

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Scholastic, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 116 pages
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Rob, who passes the time in his rural Florida community by wood carving, is drawn by his spunky but angry friend Sistine into a plan to free a caged tiger.

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I love DiCamillo's writing style. - LibraryThing
Strong characterization and an interesting setting. - LibraryThing
I liked it because the ending was unexpected. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Penny - Goodreads

Three-and-a-half stars. Kate DiCamillo is so great at writing stories for adults in the guise of children's literature. Tiger Rising is no exception. Here is a story about young Rob, his newfound ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ms. Rose - Goodreads

Great book. Also definitely one of those books I'll recommend to a student inevitably to have them come back and tell me, "Wow Ms. Rose, that was really sad. Good. But sad." Sorry about it. Love the ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. She is a Newbery Award-winning children's author. As a child, DiCamillo suffered from chronic pneumonia. At the age of five, DiCamillo along with her mother and brother, moved to the small-town of Clermont, Florida for the warmer climate due to her health. DiCamillo graduated from the University of Florida with a minor in English. At the age of thirty, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for a book warehouse on the children's floor. Working there for four and a half years, she fell in love with children's books and began writing. DiCamillo wrote the 2001 Newbery-honor book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which was a product of her homesickness for Florida and her desire to own a dog. In 2005, Because of Winn-Dixie was released as a film by 20th Century Fox. In 2004, DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal for her book, The Tale of Despereaux. This book was also made into a movie and released by Universal Pictures in December 2008.