Annotations for Tiger Rising


Baker & Taylor
Eleven-year-old Rob Horton finds a caged tiger in the woods behind the hotel where he lives with his father, and must decide what to do with his discovery, while coming to terms with his past. Jr Lib Guild. 25,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
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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Random House, Inc.
An extraordinary new novel of friendship by Kate DiCamillo, author of the celebrated debut novel BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE.

Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger--a real-life, very large tiger--pacing back and forth 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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