The Tiger Rising

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100011378
Released: Apr 22, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739360729
Narrator/s: Dylan Baker
Publisher: Listening Library
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"The Tiger Rising is a lush, exotic little gem-this writer's a keeper."-Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the Dust Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to find a tiger-a real-life, very large tiger-locked 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.

Author(s): Kate DiCamillo
Original Publish Date: Apr 22, 2008

Professional reviews

"His mother six months dead, his father locked in emotional denial, his legs covered in itchy, red blisters, 12-year-old Rob Horton has stuffed his feelings into the suitcase he packed after his mother's funeral for the move to the Kentucky Star Motel in Lister, Florida. Not until he finds the caged tiger in the woods, not until he is given the keys to the cage by sleazy Mr. Beauchamp, not until he meets fellow outsider Sistine Bailey does Rob consider opening that suitcase and resuming an emotional life. Dylan Baker effectively captures the Southern bray of the bullying Threemonger brothers; the false sincerity and concern of the principal, Mr. Felmer, who frees Rob from the necessity of school; the gentle, gravelly bossiness of Rob's only friend, Willie Mae, the chambermaid; and the controlled pain of Rob himself. Baker takes the listener on Rob's journey--unlocking the tiger's cage, opening the suitcase, reclaiming his life. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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