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by Tae Keller

When You Trap a Tiger

Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


Some stories refuse to stay bottled up...


When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger.


Tae Keller, the award-winning author of The Science of Breakable Things, shares a sparkling tale about the power of stories and the magic of family. Think Walk Two Moons meets Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


"If stories were written in the stars ... this wondrous tale would be one of the brightest." --Booklist, Starred Review

Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 01/28/2020
ISBN: 9781524715700
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2019 pg. 85
Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 55
Publishers Weekly 11/04/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2019 - Book Of Special Distinction
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 70

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 506132 / When You Trap a Tiger
Reading Level: 4.1 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 8

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