Author(s): Kate DiCamillo
A 2016 National Book Award Finalist. As the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw three girls into an unlikely friendship in this moving, masterful story by two-time Newbery Medalist DiCamillo.
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Kate DiCamillo is one of America's most well-regarded storytellers, author of The Tale of Despereaux and Flora and Ulysses, both of which have been awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, USA, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.