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Kate DiCamillo

Autor(a) de Because of Winn-Dixie

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About the Author

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. She received an English degree from the University of Florida. At the age of thirty, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for a book warehouse on the children's floor. After working there for four and a half years, mostrar mais she fell in love with children's books and began writing. DiCamillo wrote the 2001 Newbery-honor book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which was adapted into a film in 2005. In 2004, she won the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux, which was also adapted into a movie in 2008, and for Flora and Ulysses in 2013. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Magician's Elephant. She was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress for the term 2014-2015. Kate's title, Raymie Nightingale, mde the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. mostrar menos


Obras por Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie (2000) 15,011 exemplares
The Tiger Rising (2001) 5,294 exemplares
The Magician's Elephant (2009) 2,895 exemplares
Mercy Watson to the Rescue (2005) 2,444 exemplares
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (2006) 1,813 exemplares
Raymie Nightingale (2016) 1,530 exemplares
Mercy Watson Fights Crime (2006) 1,527 exemplares
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (2008) 1,399 exemplares
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (2007) 1,338 exemplares
Bink & Gollie (2010) 937 exemplares
Great Joy (2007) 699 exemplares
Louisiana's Way Home (2018) 619 exemplares
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (2014) 543 exemplares
The Beatryce Prophecy (2021) 384 exemplares
Bink & Gollie: Two for One (2012) 373 exemplares
Beverly, Right Here (2019) 329 exemplares
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? (2016) 279 exemplares
A Piglet Named Mercy (2019) 255 exemplares
Good Rosie! (2018) 166 exemplares
La La La: A Story of Hope (2017) 135 exemplares
The Puppets of Spelhorst (2023) 116 exemplares
A Very Mercy Christmas (2022) 52 exemplares
The Kate DiCamillo Collection (2010) 12 exemplares
Ferris (2024) 5 exemplares
Because of Winn-Dixie Plush Dog (2005) 3 exemplares
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) 3 exemplares
Because of Winn-Dixie 2 exemplares
Your Question for Author Here (2011) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Orris and Timble: The Beginning (2024) 2 exemplares
A LENDA DE DESPEREAUX (2006) 1 exemplar
L'elefante del mago (2009) 1 exemplar
Mercy Watson 1 exemplar
Despero'nun Oykusu (2015) 1 exemplar
Books 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Charlotte's Web (1952) — Prefácio, algumas edições35,850 exemplares
Guys Read: Funny Business (2010) — Contribuidor — 686 exemplares
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 341 exemplares
Because of Winn-Dixie [2005 film] (2005) — Original book — 302 exemplares
The Tale of Despereaux [2008 animated film] (2008) — Original book — 244 exemplares
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Shop Dogs of Parnassus — Introdução — 2 exemplares
Flora & Ulysses [2021 film] (2021) — Original book — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
DiCamillo, Katrina Elizabeth
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Clermont, Florida, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
University of Florida (English)
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature (2014-2015)

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Kate DiCamillo's writing journey has been a truly remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, when 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 and a magician's theater while continuing to enjoy great success, winning two Newbery Medals and being named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She now has almost 30 million books in print worldwide.

Now, for the first time ever, Kate DiCamillo is returning to the world of a previous novel to tell us more about a character whom her fans already know and love. In Louisiana's Way Home, set two years after the events of National Book Award finalist Raymie Nightingale, she picks up the story of Raymie's friend Louisiana Elefante, who uncovers difficult truths about her past -- and makes choices that will determine her future.

Kate DiCamillo's books' 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 face down 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, 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, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.



**3.5 Stars**

Such a nostalgic read. Does the entire thing hold up now that I’m reading it as an adult. No. There are parts that I can reflect on and say hmmm maybe thats not the greatest thing ever. Is it clearly a book written for children. Yes. Does it still make me feel good reading it because it reminds me of sitting in my elementary school library. Yes. In the grand scheme of things it's a sweet story about love, light, and hope, as well as at the end of the day, nothing is more important than soup.… (mais)
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