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  - rachelmuegge - LibraryThing

Powerful realistic fiction that pulls at your heart strings. Strong characterization and an interesting setting. Great for intermediate-middle school students. I love using this book as a read aloud for the students in my classroom. Builds empathy and compassion for others. Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

This was a nice, quick audiobook for my kids and me to listen to on the way to and from the doctor's office this past week. (That sounds more ominous than it is. It was just an annual checkup at a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
11
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.