Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo

-Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964-At age 5, her family moved to Clermont, Florida because of Kate's health problems with pneumonia-Earned an English degree at the University of Florida in 1987

-Moved to Minneapolis at the age of 30 and began working at a book warehouse, which inspired her to write. -Now she writes children's fiction, usually featuring animals

Popular titles-The Tale of Despereaux-Because of Winn-Dixie-The Magician's Elephant-Flora and Ulysses

Awards-2 Newbery Medal Awards-1 runner-up Newbery Honor book-National Book Award Finalist


Awards con't-Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner-Named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2014-2015 term


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