2001

The Tiger Rising

By Kate DiCamillo

Current & Digital Publisher: Candlewick

Reading Level: Ages 10 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Kate DiCamillo for The Tiger Rising
  • Phillip Hoose for We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History
  • An Na for A Step from Heaven
  • Marilyn Nelson for Carver: A Life in Poems

YPL Winner That Year: Virginia Euwer Wolff for True Believer

Judges That Year: Kay Cassell, Ellen Howard, Beth Kephart, Lisa  Clayton Robinson, Jane Resh Thomas

The Year in Literature: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck won the Newbery Medal.  Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond won the Printz Award.

More Information: Kate DiCamillo’s debut novel, published the year before The Tiger Rising, was Because of Winn-Dixie. The book was later made into a film starring Jeff Daniels and Cicely Tyson.

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