In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo tells a masterful story that blends pathos and humour. Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father - who has run away with a dental hygienist - will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton, but she has to compete with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante with her show-business background and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship - and challenge them to come to each other's rescue in unexpected ways.作者簡介
凱特‧狄卡密歐（Kate DiCamillo）出生於美國賓州，成長於溫暖的佛羅里達州，目前居住於冬季漫長 的明尼蘇達州。第一本兒童小說《傻狗溫迪客》（Because of Winn-Dixie）獲2001年美國紐伯瑞兒童文學銀牌獎；隔年《高飛》（The Tiger Rising）獲美國國家圖書館青少年文學銀牌獎；《雙鼠記》（The Tale of Despereaux）獲2004年紐伯瑞兒童文學金牌獎；《愛德華的神奇旅行》(The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane)獲2006年美國角書─環球報兒童文學獎。最新的得獎作品《會寫詩的神奇小松鼠》(Flora and Ulysses：The Illuminated Adventures) 獲2014紐伯瑞兒童文學金牌獎。
Kate DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie (Newbery Honor), Tiger Rising (National Book Award Finalist), The Tale of Despereaux (Newbery Medal), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award), the Mercy Watson series (Theodore Geisel Honor) and Great Joy (New York Times Bestseller).