On the first day of class, he assigned a five hundred-word essay: describe something, anything. At the time, I was convinced that I was a real writer, an undiscovered Eudora Welty or William Faulkner. Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing. I wanted to be a Writer; and so I put off the work of the essay until the last possible moment.
Biography.com spotlights, Kate DiCamillo the children’s book author who won a Newbery Medal in 2004 for The Tale of Despereaux (2003).
Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She published her first book, Because of Winn-Dixie, in 2000, and has since published nine other children's novels, 13 chapter books, three picture books, and four short stories.She has won numerous awards for her literature, including two Newbery Medals.I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised in Clermont, Florida, and currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I write for both children and adults and I like to think of myself as a storyteller.Kate DiCamillo is a renowned American writer for children’s literature. She has climbed the ladder in this field and has found her way to the New York Times bestsellers’ list. She has received numerous awards in line with her work.
Kate DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie (Newbery Honor), Tiger Rising (National Book Award Finalist), The Tale of Despereaux (Newbery Medal), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award), the Mercy Watson series (Theodore Geisel Honor) and Great Joy (New York Times Bestseller).Read More
Kate DiCamillo has taken the world by storm with her children's books that have become instant classics. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tale of Despereaux are two of her recent novels. Children seem to love these books because they deal with emotions that children have, in a way that doesn't sugarcoat the bad and redeems with good.Read More
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.Read More
Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning American children's book author. Life. DiCamillo was born on March 25, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. She moved to Florida when she was five years old. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1987. She is.Read More
Because of Winn-Dixie study guide contains a biography of Kate DiCamillo, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.Read More
Best of Kate DiCamillo Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.Read More
Kate DiCamillo has never married, has no children, and has based her entire life on writing books. She is the sister of Curt DiCamillo, a successful architectural historian. Kate DiCamillo is a renowned author in the literary world, and has given some greatest contributions to the English literature.Read More
Below is an edited transcript from Reading Rockets' interview with Kate DiCamillo. The transcript is divided into the following sections:From novels to picture booksAn outsiderPersistence The Newbery callBecause of Winn-Dixie Great Joy A love-hate relationship Reading aloud and modeling Advice for young writers From novels to picture booksMy name is Kate DiCamillo, and I've.Read More
Kate DiCamillo's writing journey has been a truly remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, when homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie -- her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor.Read More
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Lesson plans and teaching resources Because of Winn-Dixie Comprehension questions, organized by chapters, with answers included at the end. Adobe Reader required for access; 15 pages. Because of Winn-Dixie Seven pages of literacy activities, including an author interview, vocabulary, and interdisciplinary connections.Read More