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The Tiger Rising Paperback – 8 Apr 2002

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (8 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744589649
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744589641
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 696,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "A memorable, lyrical narrative, rich in emotional insight." The Times Educational Supplement * "A lyrical and almost magical story... powerful, full of empathy and a gripping read." The Bookseller

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The story of a boy who discovers that some things can't stay locked up for ever. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
I read this book in one go -it immerses you in a world where you can see the landscape and even smell the air. Somehow the author manages to do this without you noticing. The characters feel like people you have met rather than people you've read about. It is about people realising that running away from pain can make the pain worse and how, with the Tiger's help, they find the courage to face it. This book is stuffed with humanity. I am an adult - a primary school teacher but this book was recommended to me by an 11 year old pupil who told me it was her favourite book (along with 'Because of Winn-Dixie'), for which I am grateful!
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A lovely children's book by one of my favourite kid's authors. I love the way di Camillo phrases her sentences - especially in the Magicians Elephant. This is obviouslynot the same, as it concerns the heartache and 'fall out' of one parent dying, another leaving and the remaining parents not communicating important emotive ideas to their kids. Thought provoking.
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This is an unsatisfying book.

A grieving child (elementary or middle school - not clear), living in poverty in a motel room (with very emotionally damaged and also grieving Dad) in America's Deep South is unable to grieve the death of his Mother and so shuts down emotionally - although his legs weep with a skin disease. He is physically bullied on the school bus (graphic descriptions) without adult intervention (despite an adult employed by the education department being present), because he does not fit. The bullies are stereotypically 2 Deep South Red Neck brothers.

Behind the Motel he finds a tiger in cage which the Motel's owner keeps (he does a good impression of 'Boss Hoggs'). Working together with another school misfit (newly arrived girl) to set the tiger free, opens him up emotionally. When the tiger is set free it is immediately shot by the Boy's father (it's the USA whee guns are available) so that it doesn't roam free. The Father is supported by a 'good hearted' chamber maid at the Motel - who was keeping a caring eye on the children. She draws the moral that whilst beautiful, the tiger is deadly. The death of the beautiful creature, his Dad's part in it, makes the boy so angry that he is able to express his pent up feelings. Boy and Dad are reconciled, with Dad suddenly knowing just the right, supportive and appropriate things to say.

I found the absence of 'appropriate' adults disturbing, especially given the very strong 'presence' of the school in this story The only caring adult is the stereotypical 'good hearted' chamber maid. The resolution is shallow, as is the treatment of loss. The Deep South is presented as Jim Crow/Boss Hoggs country.

Perhaps for teens?

Maybe for teens
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Another superb book by the incredible Kate DiCamillo. I read this and loved it as did my 12 year old son. I was amazed to read the poor review over this book and can only think that the whole metaphorical point of the writing was completely missed by this reader/reviewer. The book (in a nutshell) is about a boy (Rob) who can't contain his emotions any longer, and a girl who's emotions are always ready to be acted on. The tiger - although 'real' - is ultimately a metaphor for the 'emotional suitcase' Rob carries round with him. Fantastic book and highly recommended.
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