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The tiger rising

By: DiCamillo, Kate

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1406357634 / 9781406357639
Paperback
813.6
03/07/2014
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England
20 cm 127 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 205396, Points 3.00, Book Level 4.00,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2001.

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...

BIC:

5AJ Interest age: from c 8 years, YFH Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), YXF Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage)

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