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Kate DiCamillo

Biography

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the author of THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT, a New York Times bestseller; THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE. FLORA & ULYSSES: The Illuminated Adventures won the 2014 ALA John Newbery Medal. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis.

Kate DiCamillo

Books by Kate DiCamillo

written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by K.G. Campbell - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor

It begins with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry --- and that Flora will be changed too.

written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline