When You Trap A Tiger

When You Trap A Tiger

Book - 2020 | First Edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]
Edition: First Edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION KEL
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781524715700


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OPL_EllyR Apr 13, 2020

I loved this adventurous middle grade novel about family and storytelling. Lily's story seems like it will be a sort of standard novel about moving to a new town, but instead it deals with grief, intergenerational history and mythology. Lily's relationship with her halmoni (grandmother) is incredibly touching, and her relationships to her mother and sister evolve in realistic and complicated, but positive, ways. When You Trap a Tiger is an excellent example of how #OwnVoices literature can effortlessly incorporate cultural knowledge and identities to create exciting new stories for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Feb 03, 2020

Really enjoyed this one, which is both a touching/heartfelt family story (3 generations of women), a friendship story, a great example of fantasy-infused fiction, and incorporates Korean folk tales beautifully. Also really approachable, and has a talking tiger so an easy "sell."


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