by Sylvia Klope Eller
Have you ever wanted to visit a new place? Robert is a curious and intelligent little squirrel who likes to sit in a big filbert tree and read the bumper stickers on cars that drive past. One day he reads of a toy museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and remembers that his uncle, Ralph Q. Squirrel, lives there. Being a bit impulsive, he decides to set off on an adventure to see his uncle and meet his uncle’s new wife and children. But Atlanta is a far journey from his hometown of Milwaukie, Oregon, and since he isn’t a flying squirrel, Robert will have to find another way to travel. Will Robert find his way to Atlanta by hitchhiking on trucks and cars? And even if he finds Atlanta, will he be able to locate his uncle’s family?
The Squirrel Who Hitchhiked to Atlanta tells the delightful tale of this brave little squirrel and the adventures he finds among his travels.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sylvia Klope Eller is a retired schoolteacher and realtor. A native of North Dakota, she and her husband, Bill, now live in Milwaukie, Oregon. She has four children. Sylvia has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1980 and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1970.
In her community, she enjoys line dancing and aerobics classes. Her other hobbies include oil painting, gardening, ancestral research, and writing poetry, songs, and stories. In addition to The Squirrel Who Hitchhiked to Atlanta, Sylvia has also published the book Then Are the Children Free. Her song entitled “A Hildreth Salute” has been performed at St. Mary’s Church in Gainsford, England, where her ancestors worshipped in the 1500s and 1600s. Sylvia has also published several poems through the International Society of Poets.
(2007, paperback, 32 pages)