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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,844 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate DiCamillo Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780307284242
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From the best-selling author of Because of Winn-Dixie comes the moving story of an eleven-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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A delicate but surprisingly powerful novella.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Spurred by the tiger, events collide to break Rob out of his silent introspection, to form a new friendship with Sistine, a new understanding with his father, and most important, to lighten his heart. This novel is about cages—the consequences of escape as well as imprisonment. The story and symbolism are clear as a bell, and the emotions ring true.”

    Amazon.com

  • “DiCamillo demonstrates her versatility by treating themes similar to those of her first novel with a completely different approach.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This slender story is lush with haunting characters and spare descriptions, conjuring up vivid images.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The very real tiger functions exquisitely as a symbol for these two damaged children, as do the carvings Rob whittles with the skill his mama gave him…The story deftly shows the anxiety and suspense of getting close to someone after experience has taught you that may not be safe to do. DiCamillo’s gorgeous language wastes not a single word: spare and taut her sentences spin out, with the Florida mist rising off them, and unspoken words finally said aloud.”

    Booklist

  • Finalist for the 2001 National Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mallory | 2/20/2014

    " Currently reading for my reading/language arts class. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Spence | 2/17/2014

    " This was the first chapter book I read to my 7 year old. It started out really good and my son kept telling me how great I did chosing this. He always liked it but I didn't like the direction the book took. Didn't really seem like a kids book. If I was reading this for me I might have liked it a lot more but since I was reading it to my son it wasn't my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scheucla0 | 2/8/2014

    " I reccomend this book because if you think about it it is about "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 2/8/2014

    " This is my least favorite of her books, but I know people who really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/25/2014

    " I loved the characters but it was way too short. And I'm still not sure I understand the tiger and the connection. Was Rob really in danger? Not sure I agree with what the author did either. However I think it made you think about losing someone you loved - it did me so it was a success that way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nia | 12/26/2013

    " Slaah satu karya Kate DiCamillo selain Edward Tulane. Kurang greget karena ga menyentuh perasaan seperti Edward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Rodz | 12/20/2013

    " Kate DiCamillo's small books were my favorite reads growing up in grade school! I read them to my nephew's and have my lil bro them! They are touching and fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Morales | 12/18/2013

    " LOVE! I read this to my class every year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 12/15/2013

    " It's about a boy named Rob who finds a tiger in the middle of Florida. B.S. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Howell | 12/14/2013

    " This was definitely a good read however, it's not for all students. This is an emotional story where virtually every character is dealing with some pretty intense and sad issues. The ending was dramatic and I could see how it could leave some readers feeling a bit overwhelmed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Lloyd | 12/7/2013

    " This was a beautiful, heart-wrenching story I absolutely couldn't put down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 11/5/2013

    " An awful way to end it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 10/2/2013

    " if you want an amazing story that is written to perfection and will touch you profoundly in ways you wish every book would... then you damn well aught to read this incredible book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nida Akhtar | 7/2/2013

    " a book abt a boy who becomes friends with a tiger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 1/28/2013

    " Great book on many levels--well crafted sentences and stories. sad. I wonder what I would have thought as a kid... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danica | 1/8/2013

    " I really loved this book. For a Young Adult book it was deep yet succinct...sweet and harsh but mostly a very well written tale. So short I would almost call it a short story, but probably not. I think I read in a couple of hours. It was wonderful. Great for young and older readers alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Foisset | 11/15/2012

    " Very powerful book - used it in 6th grade. I love this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Andersen | 10/17/2012

    " Again, a wonderful author, all her books are very quick reads! Take the time, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 4/13/2012

    " I really liked it--my sons, not as much. Lots of big themes in this short book death, abandonment, hope, friendship, redemption.... The boys would not admit to liking it, but I think they did. Beautiful prose and characterization. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fin | 2/18/2012

    " One of those novels that feels like a top's tight undulations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thea3 | 9/6/2011

    " One day a boy was walking in the woods. On his walk he finds a tiger in a cage. That same day he meets a girl and they become friends. Rob (the boy) learns that the tiger might be locked up forever. Rob wants to help the tiger. He always wondered if the tiger was going to be ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Migul | 9/4/2011

    " Wow, this book is really sad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrianna Willard-Lee | 9/1/2011

    " This is a amazing book and I love the way Kate tells the story the way she does it is so amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lol...Naruto Rocks! (Katelyn, Haku.) | 6/20/2011

    " I felt bad at the ending...but it was a pretty good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latasia | 5/24/2011

    " This is a really good book. i just read it this year with my class. i love reading it because like you can see there changing in the book . like there emoting i would love to read this again soon . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 5/24/2011

    " good strong book that has a lot infow every one shold read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Porter | 5/24/2011

    " This book was very interesting, and it was very cool this is another book I recomend to all on goodreads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Proud2BePINOY | 5/24/2011

    " ITS A SAD AT THE END BUT U HAVE TO SEEK IT AT A LIBRARY NEAR YOU "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 5/18/2011

    " it was sad and haunting ( witch i always love!) she brings this book alive. this book has a great way of showing what chooses to make "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 5/11/2011

    " I read this book about two or three years ago. I remember i cried when they killed the tiger. I thought it was a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DaNette | 4/30/2011

    " Kate DiCamillo knows how to write powerful youth fiction with important messages. I can't help but be impressed anytime I pick up one of her books. I will be reading all of these to my children one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 4/18/2011

    " The third in my August trilogy of DiCamillo books, this was not as satisfying as the first two. But then again, the previous two made for pretty stout competition, as they were two of the most fun books that I have read in a long time. By comparison, this one was not particularly memorable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sterling | 4/16/2011

    " it swer's it is not goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood! "

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