When 12-year-old Rob Horton discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild as his life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With help from a wise but mysterious maid and the stubborn new girl at school, Rob navigates through childhood memories, heartache and wondrous adventures.
You like animals? Do you like wild animals? Because I got me a wild animal like you wouldn’t believe! I need you to come out here and feed him for me. Take the keys. Hey, look here. Its Kentucky star. What are you looking at? You live in a motel? We moved here to get on with things. Hey, leave her alone. You gonna make me? How did your mother die? I ain’t supposed to talk about her. You carrying all that sadness down low. Not letting it get up to your heart. Now let that sadness rise up. I got something to tell you. I know where the tiger is. Lord God, almighty. Do you think animals mind being locked up? Nobody asked them if they mind it. If you knew about something that was locked up in a cage, something big and beautiful would let it go? It ain’t our tiger to let go. It’s our tiger to save. She certainly seems to be handful. Yes sir. This your girlfriend? What a bozo? This boy full of sorrow. And you, full of anger. Ain’t that just like God throwing you two together? I think she is a prophetess. Makes sense. I’d love to see that tiger just rise on up out of that cage. I’m gonna let him go. I’m gonna do it for you. Ain’t nobody gonna rescue you. You gotta rescue yourself.
1. What animal is locked up? What did the man told the boy to do?
2. What do they want to do with the tiger?
3. How does the lady describe the boy and the girl? How did the girl describe the lady?