Author Study- Kate DiCamillo

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Author Study- Kate DiCamillo

"I consider myself as an enourmously lucky person: I get to tell stories for a living. Stories are everywhere all you have to do is pay attention. "

Books: Kate Dicamillo loves to write from the eyes of animals. Her books take readers on adventures from all walks of life. Novels-*Because of Winn Dixie*Flora and Ulysses*The Tiger Rising *The Tale of Despereaux*The Magician's Elephant*The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneYouger Audiences-*Great Joy *Leroy Ninker Saddles Up*Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken*The Mercy Watson early chapter books*The Bink and Gollie early chapter books

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Fun Facts and FAQs:*Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. *Raised in Clermont, Florida*She moved when she was younger for health reasons*Went to UF and majored in English*Currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota*Describes herself as: Short and Loud*She loves to eat but hates to cook*Single and no kids but has a dog named henry*Her mother was a teacher*She is currently the national ambassador for young peoples*TWO of her books have been turned into movies. Check on the Because of Winn Dixie Trailer below. Also the trailer for her book The Tale of Despereaux. *Click on the Sun Flower to visit the official site of Kate Dicamillo where you can learn all about her blog and future books she is working on. As well as find out many frequently asked questions.

Because of Winn Dixie (2005)

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

How to Contact Kate:Visit her facebook pageORTo send fan mail, address to Kate DiCamillo c/o Candlewick Press, 99 Dover Street, Somerville, MA, 02144. We’ll send it on!

Awards and Honors:1998 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers2000 Josette Frank Award, Because of Winn-Dixie'2001 Newbery Honor Book, Because of Winn-Dixie2001 finalist, National Book Award for Young People's Literature, The Tiger Rising2004 Newbery Medal, The Tale of Despereaux2006 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane2007 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal, Bink and Gollie (with co-author Alison McGhee and illustrator Tony Fucile)2014-15 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature2014 Newbery Medal, Flora ' Ulysses

Have You Met: Kate Dicamillo?check out this link to hear her interview with Reading Rocket about her journey as an author

Learn more about Kate Dicamill through Wikipedia

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