The Tiger Rising

by Kate DiCamillo

The Tiger Rising

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Book Information

Publication Date: March 2001

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 590L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level T

Interest Level: Grades 5-7

Major Awards: National Book Award finalist 2001

Number of Pages: 144 pages

Approximate Word Count: 43,920 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 55 minutes reading The Tiger Rising at 250 words per minute.*

Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins

Book Themes: Animal Rights, Friendship, Relationships, Power of Letting Go

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Setting: in and around a motel (Kentucky Star Motel) in Lister, Florida

Important Quote: Her words sounded the way all those things made him feel, as if the world, the real world, had been punched through, so that he could see something wonderful and dazzling on the other side of it.

First Line: That morning, after he discovered the tiger, Rob went and stood under the Kentucky Star Motel sign and waited for the school bus just like it was any other day.

Point of View: Third Person

*Estimate from Reading Length

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