Theo feels he doesn't belong. He is a white squirrel, but all of his friends are gray. So when his older brother comes up with a daring plan to pilfer some gourmet nuts, Theo jumps at the chance to be the hero. Things don’t go as planned, however, and Theo finds himself trapped in a van, miles away from his family. How will he ever get home?
Robert Fuller, author of SOMEBODIES AND NOBODIES, has written this funny and insightful story of friendship, loyalty, recovering from failure, and discovering that it’s okay to be just who you are. It’s a charming tale that will appeal to all ages.
|Publisher:||Robert W. Fuller|
|File size:||5 MB|
|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
ROBERT W. Fuller earned his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University and taught at Columbia, where he co-authored Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics. After serving as president of Oberlin College, he became a “citizen diplomat,” working toward improving international relations during the Cold War. During the 1990s, he served as board chair of the non-profit global corporation Internews and promoted democracy via free and independent media. When the Cold War ended with the collapse of the USSR, Fuller reflected on his career and realized that he had been, at different times in his life, a somebody and a nobody. His periodic sojourns into “Nobodyland” led him to identify rankism—abuse of the power inherent in rank—and ultimately to write SOMEBODIES AND NOBODIES: OVERCOMING THE ABUSE OF RANK. Three years later, he published a sequel that focuses on building a “dignitarian society” titled ALL RISE: SOMEBODIES, NOBODIES, AND THE POLITICS OF DIGNITY. With co-author Pamela Gerloff, he has also published DIGNITY FOR ALL: HOW TO CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT RANKISM. His most recent books are RELIGION AND SCIENCE: A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP?; GENOMES, MENOMES, WENOMES: NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN DIGNITY; THE WISDOM OF SCIENCE; BELONGING: A MEMOIR; THE THEORY OF EVERYBODY; and THE ROWAN TREE: A NOVEL.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Theo the White Squirrel is a children's book which is surprisingly child-like, and apparently Robert W. Fuller has somehow remained in contact with his inner child through all the many twists and turns of his adult career as President of Oberlin College, Professor of Physics at Princeton University, public diplomat for peace and nuclear sanity, and tireless crusader for human dignity. Beautifully illustrated by Claire Sheridan! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!