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When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
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Jan 03, 2023 | ISBN 9781524715731

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Winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award for Fiction and Poetry

“Roars to life with just a touch of magic.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A heartfelt reminder of the wonder and beauty in our everyday lives.” Booklist, starred review

Deeply moving… vulnerable and mythic storytelling in the vein of Erin Entrada Kelly and Kacen Callender.” School Library Journal, starred review

“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.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“It’s a complex, satisfying story, one that foregrounds family and healing alongside a love for Korean folklore.” —The Bulletin, starred review

“This beautiful book reminds us that, even in a world filled with stolen stars, crafty tigers, and family secrets that spring from folklore, the most powerful magic of storytelling is the story we decide to tell about ourselves.” Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie

“An intoxicating mix of folktale, fantasy, friendship and love (and tigers!). Through a series of challenges–and also a lot of laughter–Lily (a.k.a. Lily Bean, Eggi, Little Egg) finds out what she is made of. She is a character who’ll stay with me–and whom I already miss!” —Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of Finding My Voice and Somebody’s Daughter

An ambitious and bewitching brew of Korean folklore, magical realism, and classic coming-of-age story, When You Trap a Tiger is a tender tale as unique as it is universal. Keller’s writing shimmers with magic, heart, and hope.” —Ali Standish, author of Before I Was Ethan

Praise for Tae Keller’s The Science of Breakable Things:

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and the Chicago Public Library!

“A compassionate glimpse of mental illness accessible to a broad audience.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A winning story full of heart and action.” —Booklist, starred review

Holy moly!!! This book made me feel.” —Colby Sharp, editor of The Creativity Project

“Natalie is an engaging narrator whose struggles at home and with her peers ring true.” —Deborah Hopkinson, award-winning author

Inspiring, emotional, and heartwarming.” —Melissa Savage, author of Lemons


Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APLA)-Literature Award WINNER 2021

Newbery Medal Winner WINNER 2021

Georgia Children’s Book Master List NOMINEE 2021

Vermont Golden Dome Book Award NOMINEE 2021

Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award NOMINEE 2022

ALSC Notable Children’s Books SELECTION 2021

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2021

Chicago Public Library Best Books SELECTION 2020

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices SELECTION 2021

Kansas State Reading Circle Award SELECTION 2020

Texas Lone Star Reading List SELECTION 2021

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book HONOR 2020

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