Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning American children's book author.

Life[change | change source]

DiCamillo was born on March 25, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. She moved to Florida when she was five years old. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1987. She is now the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, chosen by the Librarian of Congress. She speaks to people about children’s literature.[1]

Awards[change | change source]

DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux in 2004, then again in 2014 for Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a Newbery Honor for Because of Winn-Dixie. She was also given the Award for Young People’s Literature for The Tiger Rising.[2]

Books[change | change source]

  • Because of Winn-Dixie (2000): A book about India Opal Buloni, a 10 year old girl in Florida who adopts a stray dog.
  • The Tiger Rising (2001): This book is about a 12 year old boy names Rob Horton who becomes friends with a girl named Sistine.
  • The Tale of Despereaux (2003): This is a book about a mouse who loves a princess.
  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue (2005): A comic book about a pig named Mercy Watson.
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2006): A story from the point of view of a pet rabbit.
  • Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (2006): A comic book about a pig named Mercy Watson.
  • Great Joy (2007): A picture book about Christmas.
  • Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (2008): A comic book about a pig named Mercy Watson.
  • Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken (2008): A comic book about a chicken named Louise.
  • Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (2009): A comic book about a pig named Mercy Watson
  • The Magician's Elephant (2009): The story of a boy who wants to find his sister.
  • Bink & Gollie (2010): A series of chapter books about best friends who go on adventures.
  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (2013), illus.
  • Alice In Wonderland (2002)

References[change | change source]

  1. Carlson, Ann D. "DiCamillo, Kate." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web. Accessed 23 Mar. 2015.
  2. "Kate DiCamillo." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 47. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Biography in Context. Web. Accessed 23 Mar. 2015.