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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Because of Winn-Dixie comes the moving story of an 11-year-old boy, Rob Horton, who finds a caged tiger in the woods behind the hotel where he lives with his father. With the help of his new friend, Sistine Bailey, Rob must decide what to do with his discovery and at the same time come to terms with his past.
©2001 Kate DiCamillo (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"An emotionally rich story about a boy caught in the powerful grip of grief." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-09

amazing

I loved this book. As a book for young readers, I was delightfully surprised as I enjoyed it very much for myself as It has very mature issues. I was thinking about it for my 10 year old nephew, but it is not for him.

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  • JacqoMicMacO
  • 28-04-20

Worth Purchasing!

This book was an assignment for our son in his 4th grade ELA class during the distance learning part of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school provided links to listen to someone read it on YouTube and the person didn't pronounce words correctly and was very inanimate. Being a member for Audible for several years, I purchased this book and my son and I listened to it and completed his assignment in 2 days. The narrator is exceptional! The author is exquisite! The story was wonderful. Of course, I cried.

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  • Julianna M
  • 08-11-18

the end was really sad

the end was so sad
the story was great
the narrator was great
really good

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  • dctoo
  • 29-04-11

Tiger Rising

Easy read for my 10 year old. He enjoyed it and passed the AR test with flying colors!!! Highly recommend!!! Although the ending may be a little sad for very young readers. Overall a great book and narration!!!

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  • Snow
  • 16-07-19

Breaks my heart

Wonderfully lyrical, textured reading. Heartwrenching story. Two hours never felt longer, and I still wanted there to be more once it was over. Couldn't recommend this story more.

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  • Duke Silver
  • 07-02-19

Even Dad shed some eye water...

The whole family sat around listening to this story, Dad my teen boys and myself. No one could walk away. We were all hooked from the first chapter. Recommended for kids 10 and up, nice family read

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  • Tiffani Stinson
  • 06-02-19

Wonderful Narrator! Great Book!

Just another beautiful and touching story by Kate DiCamillo. Narration was perfect for this book! A modern day fairytale for young adults .

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  • Laura
  • 09-11-15

The Tiger Rising

Wonderful emotional layers. My 9 Yo granddaughter appreciated the emotional connections. Her favorite piece of the story was the realization of dad and son having each other. They both missed mom but they had each other. They were not alone in their feelings of loss.

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  • Kristin Wiberg
  • 17-03-20

The tiger rising

I loved the fact that nthe tiger was like the sun.I also really like the part where they say run I could text my favorite animal. I absolutely hate the part where the tiger get shot because why what why would I not. I really can I I I I don't Christine I don't really like her at all. That's right she had ruthless I've all but it's it's it's kind of cool but if the narrator by doing right back or my name is doing backwards kidding just doing doing but the tiger the tiger is so beautiful I want Tigers tigers my second favorite animal else the wolves but in the story that would've been the best. I really hit the part where the fact is the day when they talk about them is that they talk about the mother

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  • Valerie Ruth
  • 14-03-20

Not my favorite...

It was short. I'll say that, but I really liked the storyline. It didn't feel very,"finished." Some of Kate DiCamillo's other book's, like "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" and "The Tale of Despereax" are books that EVERYONE MUST read, but this one wasn't my favorite.