Monday, April 26, 2021

Bibliophile's Corner

When You Trap a Tiger
by Tae Keller

Flap Copy Description:
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, logn 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 Halmomi'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.

My Thoughts:
Tae Keller, author of When You Trap a Tiger, is this year's winner of the Newbery Award for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Needless to say, I was anxious to read it for myself; I found it to be an extraordinary novel with universal appeal. Exquisite dialogue, unique magical realism, and heartfelt characters are just some of the components of this award-winning book. When You Trap a Tiger is one of those rare novels that will literally speak to readers of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Congratulations, Tae Keller!

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