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Random House, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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When Cody is 14, he runs away from home, leaving behind his abusive mother, and flees across the country. He doesn’t stop until he hits Texas and the Sam Houston Tiger Ranch. Under the guidance of Sunny, the ranch’s owner, he cares for the animals in ways he never imagined. He feeds them a diet of raw, bloody meat. He cleans out their cages. He takes them for exercise. He finds out how to get a tiger to back down, and when he should back down himself. But there is another lesson Cody has to learn—sometimes people are harder to handle than tigers.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Fourteen-year-old Cody is not afraid of anything. Certainly not the big cats at the Texas tiger farm where he has found a job and a hiding place. He likes Sunny, the owner, and his work with the ... Read full review

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A fourteen year old boy runs away from a psychologically abusive mother and ends up working at a tiger ranch in Texas where he cleans cages and cuts carcasses to feed to the big cats. Surprisingly ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Author Dan Greenburg was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 20, 1936. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois and a M.A. from UCLA. He writes for both children and adults. His children's series include Zack Files, Secrets of Dripping Fang, and Maximum Boy. His best-selling adult titles include How to Be a Jewish Mother, Scoring, Love Kills, and How to Avoid Love and Marriage. He is also a humorist, a screenwriter, and a playwright. He currently lives in Westchester County, New York.