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Family Movie + Book | The Tiger Rising Based on Novel by Kate DiCamillo New York Times Best-Selling Author

It's quite appropriate to reveal that beloved children's classic, The Tiger Rising, has been developed into a movie during the year 2022, also celebrated as the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Lunar calendar. Based upon New York Times Best-Seller, The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, two unlikely new friends make a surprising new discovery which will change their lives forever through a lessons of "friendship and freedom". During a family movie night we learned of the upcoming release of the new movie, which my ten-year-old son became excited about the release, having read the book with his third grade class. As I researched the book, which I hadn't had the opportunity to read yet, I was reminded of the fact that New York Times Best-Selling Author, Kate DiCamillo is the author of more than a few of our favorite young adult books including- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician's Elephant, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora & Ulysses, and also The Tiger Rising, which I just had to read now. 

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Family Movie + Book | The Tiger Rising Based on Novel by Kate DiCamillo New York Times Best-Selling Author

Our family had the privilege of viewing an advanced screening of this charming family movie, this heartwarming movie bringing together love and loss as we learn to open up the cage keeping our feelings guarded inside. Observing family dynamics within a coming-of-age story connects with all ages on a personal level, whether we have been along the path toward self-discovery or are just beginning the journey.

 “Tiger, tiger, burning bright / In the forests of the night...”

"Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in this beloved tale based on the New York Times best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo. When 10-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation."

Queen Latifah - Willie May
Dennis Quaid - Beauchamp
Katharine McPhee - Caroline Horton
Sam Trammell - Robert Horton Sr.
Christian Convery - Rob Horton
Madalen Mills - Sistine Bailey
Nicholas Ryan Hernandez - Billy Threemonger
Faith Dillon - Mrs. Soames

In The Tiger Rising we meet 10 year-old Rob, living with his widowed father as they both grieve the loss of Rob's mom and learn to move forward together without her n their lives. During a school bus ride one morning, Rob meets the new girl, Sistine, just transferred to his class, following the devastation of her parents' divorce. 

Rob discovers the pain of holding his true feelings in, while Sistine, by contrast, unleashes her own powerful emotions out onto those around her. Through their adventure together, each begins to understand the balance they bring to one another, as well as their unique perspectives of life and the world.

The Tiger Rising Movie and Book Discussion Guide

How would you describe the author's use of symbolism in-
- the tiger’s cage?
- the tiger?
- the name of the motel?
- the weather?
- Sistine’s name's connection with Rob?
- Rob’s hobby observation with Sistine?

Learn more about The Tiger Rising movie and find additional books from the Kate DiCamillo collection.

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