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The Tiger Rising (Hardcover)

Author:  Kate DiCamillo
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0756942578
ISBN-13: 9780756942571
Sku: 209634703
Publish Date: 9/22/2008
Age Range:  13 to 16
 
That morning, after he discovered the tiger, Rob went and stood under the Kentucky Star Motel sign and waited for the school bus just like it was any other day. The Kentucky Star sign was composed of a yellow neon star that rose and fell over a piece of blue neon in the shape of the state of Kentucky. Rob liked the sign; he harbored a dim but abiding notion that it would bring him good luck.| Finding the tiger had been luck, he knew that. He had been out in the woods behind the Kentucky Star Motel, way out in the woods, not really looking for anything, just wandering, hoping that maybe he would get lost or get eaten by a bear and not have to go to school ever again. That's when he saw the old Beauchamp gas station building, all boarded up and tumbling down; next to it; there was a cage, and inside the cage, unbelievably, there was a tiger--a real-life, very large tiger pacing back and forth. He was orange and gold and so bright, it was like staring at the sun itself, angry and trapped in a cage.
This National Book Award finalist introduces 12-year-old Rob Horton, who encounters a real tiger in the misty Florida woods. That same day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other and be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things can''t be locked up forever.
Author Bio
Kate Dicamillo
Children's book author Kate DiCamillo worked for a book distributor before convincing a Candlewick sales representative to show an editor a draft of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE. She went on to receive a 2001 Newbery Honor, and the book was made into a film in 2005. DiCamillo has been continuously and impressively successful, winning the 2004 Newbery Medal for THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, and writing numerous well-received books, including THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE and the delightful Mercy Watson early reading series.

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"[N]othing short of perfect. In seamless prose dripping with something of the exotic DiCamillo deftly pivots from isolation to intimacy, from resignation to hope, leaving in her wake a trail of delicate, finely conceived characters who linger long after the narrative's grave and powerful conclusion." - Robyn Pal-Freeman Summer 2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributePublisher:   Perfection Learning
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