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Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo’s writing journey has truly been a remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, where homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie — her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery... show more



Kate DiCamillo’s writing journey has truly been a remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, where homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie — her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. The Tiger Rising, her second novel, was also set in Florida, and went on to become a National Book Award Finalist. Since then, the best-selling author has explored settings as varied as a medieval castle, a magician’s theater, and the bustling streets of Memphis, while continuing to enjoy great success, winning two Newbery Medals and being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.In her latest novel Raymie Nightingale, an instant New York Times #1 bestseller, she returns to her roots, once more setting the story in the Central Florida of her childhood. Like Raymie Clarke, the hero of this novel, Kate DiCamillo grew up in a small southern town in the seventies with a single mother, and she, too, entered a Little Miss contest and attempted to learn to twirl a baton. But while Raymie’s story is inspired by the author’s own life, Kate DiCamillo has transformed these seeds of truth into fiction — and in doing so, has captured a more universal truth.No matter where her books are set, their themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances and their messages of shared humanity and connectedness have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. In her instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a haughty china rabbit undergoes a profound transformation after finding himself facedown on the ocean floor — lost, and waiting to be found. The Tale of Despereaux — the Newbery Medal–winning novel that later inspired an animated adventure from Universal Pictures — stars a tiny mouse with exceptionally large ears who is driven by love to become an unlikely hero. The Magician’s Elephant, an acclaimed and exquisitely paced fable, dares to ask the question, What if? And Kate DiCamillo’s second Newbery Medal winner, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, was released in 2013 to great acclaim, garnering five starred reviews and an instant spot on the New York Times bestseller list.Born in Philadelphia but raised in the South, Kate DiCamillo now lives in Minneapolis.

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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 5 months ago
Well, my reading the last couple of months has been far outpacing my reviewing, so I have a backlog of reviews to do. What better way to get back on track than with a wonderful book by Kate DiCamillo. I’m saying this as possibly her oldest (non-family member) fan. Should I be embarrassed that I am n...
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 10 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis is one of those books I've been meaning to read for a while. When I finally got a copy it sat on my shelf for months and months and months. Yesterday, I was looking for a quick read and picked this one off the shelf. Fantastic. This is such an ama...
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Confuzzled Books rated it 1 year ago
Young Flora is a little girl with an obsession with her comics that her father introduced her to. Reading them is a nice distraction from her parents being separated. She lives solely with her mother who is a writer and thinks the comics are not good enough for her daughter. Outside Flora house, an ...
Ready Readers
Ready Readers rated it 1 year ago
Join Despereaux on adventure to save Princess Pea from mangy rats. This book is divided into four section and told from multiple different characters point of view. The leveling system is The Lexile, reading level 670L. Students can practice their writing skills by writing a letter of encouragement ...
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lauradewana rated it 1 year ago
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo the story is about a china rabbit that belongs to a ten-year-old girl. One day, the girl loses her rabbit when it falls overboard during vacation. The china rabbit spent many days on the ocean floor until a storm finally frees him. The rabbit...
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