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Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo, widely known as Kate DiCamillo, is an award-winning American writer of children’s books. Her themes usually comprise of animals. She won two Newbery Medals for her novels The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (2013). In 2014, DiCamillo was appointed by the Library of Congress as the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
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Key Facts & Information
- Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo was born on 25 March, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- DiCamillo’s suffered from chronic pneumonia as a child. Hence, they moved to Florida at the age of five. DiCamillo attributed her sickly childhood to her creative writing skills. It prompted her to become a writer as she usually spent time alone and that made her more imaginative and observant.
- In 1987, DiCamillo earned her degree at the University of Florida at Gainesville majoring in English. By 1994, she worked in a book warehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in which she became drawn to children’s fiction.
Career and Contributions
- In 2000, her first novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, was published. The novel is about 10-year-old Opal. She’s a girl who is lonely due to the loss of her mother and her arrival in a new town. In this town, she finds a scabby dog in a supermarket. The novel was made into a movie in 2005.
- In 2001, DiCamillo’s second novel, Tiger Rising, was published. It is about two friends who discover a caged tiger in the woods.
- In 2008, DiCamillo’s novel, The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, was published. The novel is about a mouse who is a nonconformist. It falls in love with the princess from a castle in which they live. She won the American Library Association Newbery Medal for this novel in 2004. The novel was made into an animated film.
- In 2013, DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, was published. It is about the adventures of a young comic-book enthusiast and a squirrel with human abilities.
- Through this novel, DiCamillo won again the Newbery Medal in 2014.
- Her other novels include the Mercy Watson series (2005-2009), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2006), Great Joy (2007), Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken (2008), The Magician’s Elephant (2009), the Bink & Gollie series (2010-2013) and Raymie Nightingale (2016).
- DiCamillo also published some short stories, including An Ordinary Boy (2001), Super Tulip (2001), Visit (2002) and The Third Floor Bedroom (2011).
- In 2014, DiCamillo was appointed by the Library of Congress as the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, serving as the fourth ambassador for the 2014-2015 term.
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