Kate DiCamillo has a great talent for presenting some of life’s most sensitive questions to young readers. Her characters struggle with tough issues -- abandonment, death in the family, making new friends, forgiveness -- but with a sense of humor and honesty that carries her audience beyond this struggle, and toward inspiration.
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Place of Birth:
B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987
McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, 1998; Newbery Honors Award, Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001; Newbery Medal, The Tale of Despereaux, 2004
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|The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane|
Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. DiCamillo and illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline take us on an extraordinary journey, from the bedside of an ailing child to the streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.