Kate dicamillo whose because of winn dixie was a newbery honor book again explores the difficulty of fitting into a new place but the tiger rising is even more emotionally affecting as rob and sistine united by their aloneness grapple with unlocking their own heartaches as they debate whether to free the tiger the new york times book . The tiger rising is the story of two very sad and broken children and how they are saved by a tiger but not at all in the way you would expect this story broke my heart this story broke my heart theres something about the way dicamillo writes that touches my deepest emotions. Kate dicamillo follows up her newbery honor winning novel because of winn dixie with an emotionally rich and poignant tale of one boys struggle to find himself in a confusing and harsh world the tiger rising is about the heartbreak of loss the hope of new beginnings and the unexpected events that often color our lives. The tiger rising is a 2001 childrens book written by newbery medal winning author kate dicamillo it is about a 12 year old named rob horton who finds a caged tiger in the center of the woods near his home the book was a national book award finalist plot rob horton is 12 years old and lives with his father in a florida motel called the kentucky star. Walking through the misty florida woods one morning twelve year old rob horton is stunned to encounter a tiger a real life very large tiger pacing back and forth in a cage whats more on the same extraordinary day he meets sistine bailey a girl who shows her feelings as readily as rob hides his
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