The Tiger Rising (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763652708, 116pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Kate DiCamillo's second novel, a National Book Award finalist, is now available in a beautiful gift edition that features the author's signature stamped on the cover. Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-yearold 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.
About the Author
Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner; The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. With Alison McGhee, she is also the co-author of Bink & Gollie. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis.