The Tiger Rising
An extraordinary new novel of friendship by Kate DiCamillo, author of the celebrated debut novel BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE. Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tigerùa real-life, very large tigerùpacing back and forth in a cage. WhatÆs 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 thingsùlike memories, and heartache, and tigersùcanÆt be locked up forever.