The Tiger Rising

The Tiger Rising

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2002, c2001
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780763618988
0763618985
Branch Call Number: J FIC DiCam 3558jv 2
Characteristics: 116 p. ;,22 cm

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Asap_Aramia123 Jul 29, 2014

omg like this great like omg nd the tiger died like tht was so saddddddd like u should totaly read it like word 2 everything it is litt or nahhhhh #litttttt (said this in a white girl way ) add my fb asap lowkey aamia hehehehehehe nd add my wifey fb tiara harrison but yall must be cute no lie

FindingJane Jul 28, 2014

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Ms. DiCamillo’s prose can be compared to a broad, deep river. All appears placid and calm on the surface. But there’s a great deal bubbling beneath it. Her main characters in The Tiger Rising have depths, emotions that are either violently suppressed or violently expressed, with dire consequences for both temperaments. Her characters practically vibrate with the intensity of their feelings, so much so that the reader can’t help but be swept up in their drama. The appearance of a tiger, an incongruous element in Florida, United States, is both catalyst and metaphor for the exhilaration and danger that lies at the heart of this simple story.

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jhirdler24
Jul 01, 2013

This was a strange and interesting little book. It is about a young boy who stuffs all his emotions deep down inside and a new girl who always lets her emotions out (usually anger) and a tiger in a cage. While somewhat predictable in the plotting, I was surprised by how much the author made me care about her characters and what they were feeling. A bit allegorical in nature, so it might be confusing for younger readers. Middle schoolers and up.

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gchauhan
May 07, 2012

This book was a short but good story. It is just average. I think it is not worth reading.

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shenchenwen
Mar 25, 2012

Loved it

(Staff) Elaine Bird Dec 01, 2011

My son and I really enjoyed this book. It's a quick read and has great images. Definitely worth the read. Not as sad as DiCamillo's other book "Because of Winn-Dixie"

I have read this book countless times. Whenever I need a good cry I take this book out and read it again. And again. And again. Love it. That's all that I can say. The description doesn't do it any justice. A quick read, a beautiful read, the kind of book you read over, and over, and over again.

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danasuzy
Jun 01, 2011

I am reading this book for a book club at school.
I am also doing an online course for it in school.
I accidently read something on that course that gave away the end.
I enjoy the book.
Definently not my favorite though!

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Faelith
Dec 22, 2010

Too depressing and to the storyline doesn't make alot of sense. However, it's an extremely descriptive book.

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E_Rennick
Nov 13, 2010

This book was too sad .

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