When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

“Listen: This isn’t like any other tiger I’ve seen in a zoo.  It’s huge, as big as our car. The orange in its coat seems to glow, and the black is as dark as moonless night. This tiger belongs in one of Halmoni’s stories. I lean forward until the seat belt slices into my skin. The big cat lifts its enormous head-and it looks at me. And then the tiger raises an eyebrow, like it’s daring me to do something.”

When You Trap a Tiger is the 2021 John Newbery winner.  It is the story of a girl named Lily.  Her grandmother is sick so Lily and her family move in with her.  A magical tiger arrives right out of Korean folktales and it is Lily’s job to unravel a family secret.

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