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Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!
Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is today! Kate is a Newbery – award winning author whose first published work, Because of Winn-Dixie, has become a childhood and classroom staple. The book was named a Newbery Honor book in 2001 and later became a movie. (I bet a lot of you have watched it!)
Showing an exemplary talent for storytelling, Kate’s work usually features kids and animals who go on adventures, learn important life lessons, and more often than not have rather interesting names. The Tale of Despereaux, DiCamillo’s highly lauded book about a small, brave mouse who loves a princess, received the Newbery Medal in 2004 and was recently made into an animated motion picture.
Great Links to Explore:
- Check out all of Kate DiCamillo’s books in our catalog
- Explore her website, including the interesting FAQ section
- Watch the rest of the Reading Rockets interview (featured at the top of the post) with this author
- Visit Kate DiCamillo’s Facebook page
- Celebrate her birthday with ReadWriteThink.org