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This is an exquisitely told story from No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and Newbery Award Winner Kate DiCamillo. Walking through the woods early one morning Rob is stunned to find a tiger locked in a cage. He tells no one and heads off to school. On that same day, Rob meets a new girl to the school who like Rob is immediately bullied. Reaching out he tells the girl about the tiger and from that moment on, their world is changed forever. Intense and incredibly powerful this is a story that will move all who read it.
This is the story of a boy who discovers that some things can't stay locked up for ever. It's six months since Rob's mum died and he moved to Florida. His dad won't talk about her at all. Crying ain't going to bring her back, he says. So Rob fills a suitcase in his mind with all his forbidden thoughts - the rash on his legs, the bullies at school - and keeps it tight shut. But when he finds a caged tiger deep in the woods, his whole life begins to change. That same day he meets Sistine Bailey, another outsider who's bullied at school. She says they must set the tiger free - and when Rob imagines the tiger rising out of its cage, his suitcase begins to open...
A delicate but surprisingly powerful novella. Guardian
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Personal Social Health Economic|
As a child Kate was often ill as a child. She says, “You name it, I got it. Pneumonia, impetigo, pink eye, scarlet fever, mumps, measles, chicken pox. And because I got it, I missed a lot of school and spent a lot of time at home by myself. I am grateful for all that illness. Because I was alone for so much of the day, I learnt to entertain myself. I lived in my imagination. And I lived in books. For a writer, it was an excellent beginning.” As an adult Kate studied English at the University ...More About Kate DiCamillo
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