[2015] Katie Ziegler: Kate Dicamillo

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[2015] Katie Ziegler: Kate Dicamillo

Author: Kate Dicamillo By: Katie Ziegler

- She got a Newberry Honor book for Because of Winn-Dixie - The Tiger Rising got a National Book Awards - The Tale of Desperaux got a Newberry Medal - Flora and Ulysses:The Illuminated Adventure got second Newberry Medal - She recieved lots of awards for her books - Because of Winn-Dixie and the Tale of Desperaux were made into movies in 2005 and 2008 - Her best selling chapter books include the Bink and Gollie series and Mercy Watson - Normally in her books her characters often overcome loss and pain through hope - Her illness (pneumonia) made her and avid reader - It was homesickness for Florida's warmth that helped inspire Because of Winn-Dixie - She is on a New York Times bestseller list - She got two award honors

Interesting Facts

- ¨After The Newberry comittiee called me, I spent whole days walking into walls. Literally, I was stunned. And very, very happy.¨ - ¨I think of myself as an enormously lucky person, I get to tell stories for a living.¨- Kate Dicamillo

- born March 26, 1964 in Philadelphia -she is 51 years old- Full name is Katrina Elizabeth Dicamillo- she has a brother named Curt - Parents names are Adolph Loius and Betty Lee-She suffered from chronic pneumonia

Personal Info

- In 1997 she earned her bachelor's degree in English University of Florida - she worked in Florida for several years - because of her work before her writing career it encouraged her to write novels

Writing Career

Flora and Ulysses

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