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Kate DiCamillo

American children's writer

1964   -  

genre: children's literature
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Florida
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer
award received: Newbery Medal, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Regina Medal

Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. She is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, recognizing her novels The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Flora & Ulysses (2013). Her best-known books for young children are the Mercy Watson series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. DiCamillo was the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress for the term comprising 2014 and 2015.
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

American children's novel, 2006, featuring a porcelain china rabbit

author: Kate DiCamillo


The Tiger Rising

book by Kate DiCamillo

author: Kate DiCamillo


The Tale of Despereaux

American children's novel, 2003, featuring an anthropomorphic mouse

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Timothy B. Ering


Flora & Ulysses

American children's novel, 2013, featuring a girl and an anthropomorphic squirrel

author: Kate DiCamillo


Because of Winn-Dixie

American children's novel, 2000, featuring a girl and a dog

author: Kate DiCamillo


The Magician's Elephant

American children's novel, 2009, featuring orphan siblings and an elephant

author: Kate DiCamillo


Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

author: Kate DiCamillo

Something Wonky This Way Comes

author: Kate DiCamillo

Raymie Nightingale

author: Kate DiCamillo

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