An uplifting story of a girl discovering a secret family history when she makes a deal with a magical tiger from her grandmother's stories, the Korean version of "Once upon a time..."
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!
"This beautiful book reminds us that he 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!)."--Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of Finding My Voice
"As unique as it is universal. Keller's writing shimmers with magic, heart, and hope."--Ali Standish, author of Before I Was Ethan