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Review of The Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Sophie Blackall Intermediate, Middle School    Candlewick    256 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-5362-1361-4    $19.99 As this rich and absorbing novel opens, Brother Edik finds a sick girl in the barn of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing, curled up with the “demon goat”...
      

Five questions for Kate DiCamillo

Fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale will remember Louisiana Elefante as the perceptive friend (and orphaned daughter of trapeze artists) who reassures the others: “We’ll rescue each other.” In companion book Louisiana’s Way Home (both Candlewick, 8–11 years), it seems that Louisiana may need rescuing — from the “care” of...
      

Review of Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana’s Way Homeby Kate DiCamilloIntermediate    Candlewick    230 pp.    g10/18    978-0-7636-9463-0    $16.99Readers first met Louisiana Elefante in Raymie Nightingale (rev. 3/16) as the orphaned daughter of famous trapeze artists and as one of the Three Rancheros, a steadfast trio of young friends who vowed to always have one another’s backs. In...
      

Kate DiCamillo gives a lecture, answers a billion questions from kids, and signs until the cows come home

If you've never been to a Kate DiCamillo author event, you may have never experienced anything like it. Rock star, schmock star — the immediate past National Ambassador for Young People's Literature is her own brand of celebrity, beloved by children everywhere, not least the approximately one billion who attended...
      

CPL first annual Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Lecture Series

Former Horn Booker Zoe Del Mar, communications manager for the Cambridge, MA, Public Library, just let us know about a great new lecture series the library is hosting: the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Lecture Series. The series was "developed from a brainstorming session between Youth Services Manager,...
      

Review of Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? 
[Tales from Deckawoo Drive]by Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Chris Van DusenPrimary    Candlewick    101 pp.8/16    978-0-7636-7311-6    $14.99    gDiCamillo continues the relay of Tales from Deckawoo Drive, as minor characters from previous books (Leroy Ninker Saddles Up, rev. 9/14; Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Racoon, rev....
      

An Interview with Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo served as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature from January 2014 to December 2015 and was this year’s National Summer Reading Champion. This past spring, Horn Book editors Elissa Gershowitz and Martha V. Parravano shared breakfast with the two-time Newbery Medalist (for Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures...
      

A Profile of Kate DiCamillo

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Kate and a nutty pal at the Berdoll Pecan Farm in Cedar Creek, Texas.Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes: Incandesto is a towering beam of light; Ulysses is a squirrel; and Kate DiCamillo, of course, is a writer of children’s books.“For heaven’s sake,” I can hear Tootie Tickham asking,...
      

Words for Flora's Mother (and Other Imperfect Parents)

Often, when I mention that I have five children, people ask, “How do you do it all?” I sometimes quote a response I’ve heard from Donna Jo Napoli, fellow writer, professor, and mother of five:“How do I do it all? Badly. You could eat off my kitchen floor…for weeks.”How I...
      

A great choice

  Kate DiCamillo is a great choice for National Ambassador for Children's Literature. Personable, thoughtful, respected by critics and loved by young readers.     Her The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane won the 2006 Boston-Globe Horn Book Award; I've always thought the only thing that stood between it and Newbery recognition was...
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