The Tiger Rising

Author(s): Kate DiCamillo

Middle Fiction (8-12)

"The Tiger Rising is a lush, exotic little gem-this writer's a keeper."-Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the Dust

Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to find a tiger - a real-life, very large tiger - locked in a cage. What's more, on the same extraordinary 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, ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some things - like memories, and heartache, and tigers - can't be locked up forever.


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Kate DiCamillo says of THE TIGER RISING, "Rob Horton first showed up in a short story I was writing. I finished the story, but apparently Rob wasn t finished with me. He hung around for weeks afterward, haunting the other stories I was working on. Finally, I said to him, What in the world do you want? And he said, I know where there's a tiger. Like Sistine, I said one word back to him, Where? THE TIGER RISING is how Rob Horton answered me.""

General Fields

  • : 9780763680879
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : Candlewick Press
  • : 0.113398
  • : October 2015
  • : 188mm X 130mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Paperback
  • : Kate DiCamillo