Katrina Elizabeth DiCamillo is an American novelist for children of all reading levels, usually about animals. She is one of six to win two Newbery medals, in recognition of her novels Tales of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses. His most famous children's books are the Mercy Watson series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. DiCamillo is the U.S. National Ambassador for Children's Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress for the 2014 and 2015 terms.
|Born||March 25, 1964, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Notable works||Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tiger Rising, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, Mercy Watson series|
|Notable awards||Newbery Medal, 2004, 2014, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, 2014–15|
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American author of acclaimed children's fiction such as Because of Winn-Dixie and the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.
In 1987, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English. She subsequently worked for a book warehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She published her first novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, in 2000.
In 2006, she won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction for her novel The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida at the age of five. Her brother, Curt DiCamillo, became a successful architectural historian.
Emma Watson voiced the character of Princess Pea in the 2008 film adaptation of The Tale of Despereaux.
- Newbery Medal Winner
- Writers of Minneapolis
- Winner of Newbery Honor
- Philadelphia writer
Latest information about Kate DiCamillo updated on June 14 2021.