Camp Tiger

Camp Tiger[Reading] ➶ Camp Tiger ➽ Susan Choi – Heartforum.co.uk Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain PondUsually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal foo Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain PondUsually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal food while the family sits by the campfireBut this year is different This year, the boy is going into first grade, and his mother is encouraging him to do things on his own, just like his older brother And the most different thing of all this year, a tiger comes to the woods.

Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indiana and was raised there and in Houston, Texas She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell, and worked for several years as a fact checker for The New YorkerHer latest novel, Trust Exercise, was the winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, and was a national bestseller Trust Exercise was also named a best book of by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine,Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed,Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, ELLE, Bustle, Town Country, Publishers Weekly, The Millions, The Chicago Tribune, and TIMEHer first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize With David Remnick she co edited the anthology Wonderful Town New York Stories from The New Yorker, and her non fiction has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Tin House, Allure, O, and The New York Times and in anthologies such as Money Changes Everything and Brooklyn Was Mine A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Pete Wells and their sons Dexter and Elliot.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Camp Tiger
  • Susan Choi
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 0399173293

10 thoughts on “Camp Tiger

  1. Hannah Greendale says:

    Wild and wondrous Camp Tiger reads like Calvin and Hobbes adapted to a literary picture book about growing up A boy and his family go on their annual camping trip This year brings new surprises lots of firsts for the boy who is coming of age and a mysterious camp visitor a tiger Glorious illustrations of the tiger and some lovely writing as well The kind of books that makes you want to run wild after dark and growl at the moon The tiger pushes his paws through the sparkling black w Wild and wondrous Camp Tiger reads like Calvin and Hobbes adapted to a literary picture book about growing up A boy and his family go on their annual camping trip This year brings new surprises lots of firsts for the boy who is coming of age and a mysterious camp visitor a tiger Glorious illustrations of the tiger and some lovely writing as well The kind of books that makes you want to run wild after dark and growl at the moon The tiger pushes his paws through the sparkling black water instead of using a paddle I steer, which I was never good at, except now I steer really well I see the stars shining deep in the water, and our canoe gliding high in the sky. Note Quote taken from an Advanced Copy

  2. La Coccinelle says:

    I m not sure if I even fully get this book But I kind of love it.A little boy goes camping with his family dad, mom, and older brother As they prepare to set up camp, a tiger walks out of the woods As if that s not unusual enough, the tiger starts to talk He asks the family if they have an extra tent, because all he has is a cave and he s kind of cold The family does, in fact, have an extra tent, so the tiger proceeds to spend the rest of the trip with the family, joining them for canoe I m not sure if I even fully get this book But I kind of love it.A little boy goes camping with his family dad, mom, and older brother As they prepare to set up camp, a tiger walks out of the woods As if that s not unusual enough, the tiger starts to talk He asks the family if they have an extra tent, because all he has is a cave and he s kind of cold The family does, in fact, have an extra tent, so the tiger proceeds to spend the rest of the trip with the family, joining them for canoeing, fishing, and hiking.There s some sort of message about growing up and becoming independent, but I m not sure if the tiger is supposed to represent something beyond that, or if he s just a fanciful element in the story In any case, the perfectly rendered illustrations won me over and quashed what few doubts I might ve had about the narrative Yes, it s a bit weird and I m not sure if kids will be able to glean any hidden meaning from the text if there even is one , but this is such a beautiful book to look at that they ll probably be mesmerized by the pictures The ones of the tiger diving to catch fish and the stargazing scene with the canoe are breathtakingly beautiful.This book was a pleasant surprise I picked it up on a whim from the library, and I m glad I did Quotable moment

  3. Ms. B says:

    A boy is on a late summer camping trip with his family befriends a tiger It s up to the reader to decode if the tiger is real or not There s something special about this story that leaves the reader questioning what s real and what s not I loved it.

  4. Almira says:

    Another recommendation from Ms.B thanks Last days of summer, every year the boy and his family take one last trip to camp at Mountain Pond This year the boy and his family are brought face to face with a Tiger rather unusual in many ways, no other campers in the park, no park rangers, and tigers are not native to North America.The tiger seems to be able to communicate verbally with the boy and his family the family accepts this and accepts him into their camp and lives for the few day Another recommendation from Ms.B thanks Last days of summer, every year the boy and his family take one last trip to camp at Mountain Pond This year the boy and his family are brought face to face with a Tiger rather unusual in many ways, no other campers in the park, no park rangers, and tigers are not native to North America.The tiger seems to be able to communicate verbally with the boy and his family the family accepts this and accepts him into their camp and lives for the few days they will be there The illustrations of the tiger walk off the page into your space GREAT This one will be used at story time

  5. Sandy says:

    I don t want to understand it, I loved it To fully understand it, would take away some of the glamour of this children s book No overthinking on my end, this little boy had a fabulous end to his summer and he s ready for first grade He ll be making a big transition this fall from kindergarten to first grade and he, like many other children, would rather be back in kindergarten He s not looking forward to losing some of his social playing time and gainingtime working on educational matt I don t want to understand it, I loved it To fully understand it, would take away some of the glamour of this children s book No overthinking on my end, this little boy had a fabulous end to his summer and he s ready for first grade He ll be making a big transition this fall from kindergarten to first grade and he, like many other children, would rather be back in kindergarten He s not looking forward to losing some of his social playing time and gainingtime working on educational matters His parents have already started this approach at home and he s doing some things that his parents would have done for him previously It s their yearly family campout and as they get their tent and site ready, a tiger arrives out of the bushes It is a talking tiger which wants to sleep beside them Now, I m thinking this has to be a fantasy story as there s no such thing as a talking tiger but as I read and the tiger joins the family on their vacation, there s something about this tiger that s off He s not your typical tiger The young boy and the tiger have some close moments, there are also some great moments with the tiger and the family.The illustrations are wonderful too Just by looking at the book cover, you see a glimpse of what to expect inside this children s book I love the pictures of the tiger, the reflections on the water, the shadows, the faces of the characters, and the pictures of the boy with the tiger were my favorite As the camping trip comes to an end and they make their way home, the boy starts to think about school He thinks back to his family s camping trip and it s a trip he ll never forget

  6. Stacy Natal says:

    I don t think that I quite understand what this book is supposed to be but the illustrations are cool.

  7. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

    A boy and his family go camping just before school starts The boy is starting to grow up and be pushed to do things independently, but he is reluctant to change On the camping trip, a tiger appears, and the boy and the tiger do things together that the boy has not attempted in the past A beautifully illustrated book with lots of depth and meaning.

  8. Brittany Baker says:

    Some of the illustrations are truly spectacular, but I could have usedclarity for the story itself I think the tiger is meant to be imaginary, but the way the young boy s parents behave isn t always consistent with that Even though the illustrations would be great for a read aloud, I m not sure I would feel comfortable sharing it with a class because of the above ambiguity and some seeming contradictions e.g., tigers in general like water, but this tiger is described as afraid of the wa Some of the illustrations are truly spectacular, but I could have usedclarity for the story itself I think the tiger is meant to be imaginary, but the way the young boy s parents behave isn t always consistent with that Even though the illustrations would be great for a read aloud, I m not sure I would feel comfortable sharing it with a class because of the above ambiguity and some seeming contradictions e.g., tigers in general like water, but this tiger is described as afraid of the water, and then there is an illustration of the tiger eagerly diving into the lake with no text to explain the change

  9. Villain E says:

    The writer is a novelist and it shows This is so unnecessarily wordy that I just started skipping bits while reading it out loud A boy and his family go camping A talking tiger shows up But the book isn t written in a playful way It sof a profound metaphor of um, something The artwork is amazing I have no idea what the story was going for.

  10. orangerful says:

    This book is very pretty But I can t decide if the metaphor works or not But it is very pretty.

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