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Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.

Some stories refuse to stay bottled up....

When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now, they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal - return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health - Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger.

Tae Keller, the award-winning author of The Science of Breakable Things, shares a sparkling tale about the power of stories and the magic of family. Think Walk Two Moons meets Where the Mountain Meets the Moon!

"If stories were written in the stars...this wondrous tale would be one of the brightest." (Booklist starred review)

©2020 Tae Keller (P)2020 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Roars to life with just a touch of magic." (Kirkus 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)

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  • 31-01-2020

Beautiful, heart warming story

The story is powerful, insightful and so moving. I understood and was even more moved to hear Tae Keller's reasons for researching and writing this story. Hats off to Greta Jung. She narrated between different characters and genders so effortlessly. Such a joy to listen!!

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