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When you trap a tiger

by Keller, Tae,

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Summary
When Lily, her sister Sam, and their mother move in with her sick grandmother, Lily traps a tiger and makes a deal with him to heal Halmoni.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "If stories were written in the stars and guarded by tigers, this wondrous tale would be one of the brightest. Lily is happy when she; her mom; and sister, Sam, move, because it means they will spend more time with their grandmother, their halmoni, whose life is full of magic. Halmoni has always told beautiful stories about clever sisters and equally clever tigers not to be trusted but Lily soon finds that life is not how she expected it to be. Sam isn't so happy about the move, and worse, Halmoni is very sick, so when a tiger appears to Lily, offering her a deal, she thinks it could be what saves her grandmother. Lily's magic-realist world, rooted in Korean folklore, will envelop readers as she deals with growing up (and, at times, apart from her sister), finding new friends, and coping with her grandmother's illness. Keller's characters from Halmoni, who dresses up to go grocery shopping, to Sam, who hides her own heartbreaks will have readers wishing they were real. Every chapter is filled with a richness and magic that demands every word be treasured, a heartfelt reminder of the wonder and beauty in our everyday lives. Readers young and old will want to trap this story in a jar forever.--Selenia Paz Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Making deals with talking tigers was the one thing that biracial Lily's glamorous Korean grandmother, Halmoni, warned her never to do. Yet when Halmoni falls ill, a magical tiger offers Lily an ultimatum: recover the stories that Halmoni stole years ago, or lose her forever. Keller weaves Korean folk tradition with warm scenes of Korean-American domesticity--preparing food for ancestral spirits, late night snacking on kimchi. The result is a story that seamlessly transitions from the mundane to the magical, never jarring when Lily's contemporary America is sporadically replaced with a mythical land of sky gods and tiger girls. Beyond the magical elements, a diverse cast of characters populate Lily's world--her sullen older sister, Sam; her widowed mother; the kind library staff; and Ricky, a new friend with more than one family secret. While the pacing is slow, the characters' development feels authentic and well drawn. Keller's (The Science of Breakable Things) #OwnVoices journey through Korean mythology begins with a fantastical quest and slowly transforms into a tale about letting go and the immortality that story can allow. Ages 8--12. (Jan.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sisters Juvenile fiction
Grandmothers Juvenile fiction
Storytelling Juvenile fiction
Sick Juvenile fiction
Tiger Juvenile fiction
Korean Americans Juvenile fiction
Sisters Fiction
Grandmothers Fiction
Storytelling Fiction
Sick Fiction
Tiger Fiction
Korean Americans Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Mythology
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2020
2020
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 590L
Decoding demand: 93 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 87 (very high) Structure demand: 88 (very high)
590L
Language English
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ISBN 9781524715724
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