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Kate DiCamillo

Publicity photo of Kate DiCamillo.

Born March 25, 1964 (1964-03-25) (age 43)
Philadelphia, PA
Occupation Children's author
Nationality American
Writing period 2000-present
Genres animal-fiction

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Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American children's author. She is known for her award-winning children's books including Because of Winn-Dixie, adapted into film in 2005, The Tale of Despereaux, and the Mercy Watson series. She has no children. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For the 2005 film adaptation of the novel, see Because of Winn-Dixie (film). ... The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread ) is a fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo that won the Newbery Medal in 2004. ...

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Biography

Early life

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, DiCamillo suffered from chronic pneumonia. At age 5, she moved from Merion, Pennsylvania to Clermont, Florida for her health with her mother and older brother, Curt DiCamillo. Her father stayed behind to sell his orthodontic practice and never rejoined the family in Florida. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Merion is a community in Pennsylvania state of the United States. ... Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. ... Curt Jonathan Gough DiCamillo is a noted architectural historian. ...


DiCamillo majored in English at the University of Florida and worked various jobs after graduation until moving to Minneapolis at age 30. She began writing there around working in a book warehouse, where she met a sales representative for Candlewick Press and submitted a draft of what would become Because of Winn-Dixie.[1] The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Candlewick Press, established in 1991 and located in Cambridge, MA is the American division of the English publisher Walker Books. ...


Career

Her 2003 novel The Tale of Despereaux was inspired by a friend's son who asked her to write a story about an unlikely hero with "exceptionally large ears". [2]


In 2005, Because of Winn-Dixie was released as a film by 20th Century Fox. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...


Two books are slated for 2007 release: Mercy Watson, Princess in Disguise and another collaboration with illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline, Great Joy.


Works

Published works

For the 2005 film adaptation of the novel, see Because of Winn-Dixie (film). ... The Tiger Rising is a 2001 childrens book written by Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo. ... The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread ) is a fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo that won the Newbery Medal in 2004. ... The Miraculous Adventures of Edward Tulane is 2006 fictional novel by Kate DiCamillo. ... Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (ISBN 0763623326) is the second book in the Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. ...

Awards

  • 1998 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers
  • 2000 Josette Frank Award, Because of Winn-Dixie
  • 2001 Newbery Honor, Because of Winn-Dixie[3]
  • 2001 National Book Award finalist, youth category, The Tiger Rising
  • 2004 Newbery Medal, The Tale of Despereaux
  • 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  • 2007 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride[4]

The Josette Frank Award has been given annually since 1943. ... The Newbery Honor is a citation given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA). ... The National Book Awards is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were first presented by The Boston Globe and Horn Book Magazine in 1967. ...

References

  1. ^ Margolies, Jane (2006-02-21). "Pleasantly Stunned, a Star Children's Author Hits the Tour Trail Again". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Blais, Jacqueline (2004-01-14). "Author's Newbery is no small thrill". USA TODAY.
  3. ^ American Library Association. 2001 Newbery Medal and Honor Books.
  4. ^ American Library Association. Laura McGee Kvasnosky wins Geisel Award for “Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways”. Press release. January 22, 2007.

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

Interviews

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NAME DiCamillo, Kate
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American children's author.
DATE OF BIRTH March 25, 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...

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MPR Books - "The Tiger Rising" by Kate DiCamillo (597 words)
Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, but moved to Florida when she was five years old on the advice of a doctor who suggested that a warmer climate would help soothe her chronic pneumonia.
Indeed, it was homesickness for Florida's warmth that helped inspire Because of Winn-Dixie, which Kate DiCamillo describes as "a hymn of praise to dogs, friendship, and the South." The author was experiencing one of the worst winters in Minnesota, where she had moved when she was in her twenties.
Kate DiCamillo's second novel, The Tiger Rising, is "considerably darker" than Because of Winn-Dixie, she says, "but there's light and redemption in it." As in Because of Winn-Dixie, the story began with the appearance of a single character.
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