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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I remember reading this book as a child and being moved by the story, especially the presence of the tiger and how it influences the main characters. The exact details of the plot are hazy to me now ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Another lyrical, heartbreaking tale. Although this one is short, it's intensely sad so maybe better for a bit older MG reader... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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.