A hopeful, heartwarming story of a girl discovering her family's past and present 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. The tiger offers Lily a deal: if Lily will open her grandmother's star jars and return what she stole, the tiger will heal her grandmother. 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!

Paperback, 320 pages
Published on January 3, 2023 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 1524715735
ISBN-13: 9781524715731
7 Book Reviews
  • rosemary_books
    rosemary_books17 days55 stars
    This book means a lot to me. I read it for Reading Olympics last year, and it was very meaningful for me, especially because my grandmother was sick at the time. The way the main character deals with her grieving helped me a lot when my grandma passed.
    • emiliadw4
      emiliadw4about 1 month55 starsFeatured
      I got this as an early Christmas gift from a family member, and I was like, "Okay, I'm not totally sure I'll like it, but I'll try it!" The next day I start reading it, and guess what happens? It was finished by the end of the day!!!! I loved it! I love that it has so much diversity, and one of the characters is very near and dear to me because she is so much like my grandmother (in more ways than one!). At the end of the day, I highly recommend this book!
      • paxthefox88
        paxthefox889 months55 stars
        This book has a LOT of twists and turns, there is love, friendship, and sorrow. This is a great read
        • flowerfrostcat
          flowerfrostcat9 months33 stars
          l like this book too.but the problem is that the writer doesn't have good English.
        • fazebroski34
          fazebroski349 months55 stars
          This book is such a good book!!! It has a lot of twist and turns.If you like realistic fiction then this book is your best bet!!!!!
          • amelia2009
            amelia2009about 1 year
            You should read this book if you like magical books. It is a very very very very very good book.