Kate - My seventh graders and I want to know what you imagine happened to Rob and Sistine after The Tiger Rising ended? We read it together every year to see what figurative language done well looks and sounds like. For the rest of the year we practice 'opening our suitcases' when we write. :) Thank you!
Oh, I love that you are opening suitcases when you write. I might steal that phrase from you. As for Rob and Sistine and what happens to them--I don't know. Tell your students that it would be wonderful if they told me.