Beloved children’s book author Kate DiCamillo shares a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship. Raymie Clarke has a plan. If she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father 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; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship—and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.