Emma is running in a big relay race, and Dixie has come along to cheer her on. But when Emma trips and falls on the way to the finish line, it's up to Dixie to save the day.
About the Author
Grace Gilman is a former children's book editor. She lives in New York City.
Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Beverly Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.