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
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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