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  - Vicky - Goodreads

It was a good quality book, and it had a good message, but it's not what I enjoy in a book. I like her more "fun" books better. Read full review

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User Review  - Ms_Sara - Goodreads

Beautiful story of living with deep emotions and wounds and how freeing it is to let those feelings out. The characters are well written and I found myself rooting for the kids. This book is one of my favorites by Kate DiCamillo. Read full review

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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.