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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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

Another good one by Kate DiCamillo! A story about a boy and girl who have each lost a parent through death and divorce, and how they work through their grief together. Very moving. Oh -- and there's a tiger involved!! Read full review

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User Review  - alaina.loescher - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book. My favorite part about it was the symbolism and how it really drives the story. I really enjoyed the interaction between Sistine and Rob and the ways that their complete ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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.