Kate DiCamillo - Author

About the Author

As a child

Kate was often ill as a child. She says, “You name it, I got it. Pneumonia, impetigo, pink eye, scarlet fever, mumps, measles, chicken pox. And because I got it, I missed a lot of school and spent a lot of time at home by myself. I am grateful for all that illness. Because I was alone for so much of the day, I learnt to entertain myself. I lived in my imagination. And I lived in books. For a writer, it was an excellent beginning.”

As an adult

Kate studied English at the University of Florida, and then worked on a whole series of very different jobs. She says, “I worked at Walt Disney World (telling people to watch their step), I sold tickets at Circus World (I did not have to dress like a clown), I called bingo at a campground, and grew plants in a greenhouse. I cleaned bathrooms (I wasn’t very good at it) and sold advertising (I was even worse at that).” But all the while Kate she knew that what she really wanted to do was write.

As an artist

When Kate was almost thirty years old, she had what she calls “a small epiphany: if I wanted to tell stories, I was going to have to do the hard work of sitting down and writing them. I started to write. For six years I wrote and wrote and wrote. And most of what I wrote was bad. But here is the beautiful thing about doing something every day; you are bound to get better. And this is true, even for someone as dense as me.” When Kate was thirty-five years old, she sold her first short story, This is Me, Lona Bretweiser, Leaving the Amusement Park of Love. That same year, she sold her first novel, Because of Winn-Dixie. “Now,” Kate says, “I feel as if I have been extraordinarily blessed; I tell stories for a living.” Kate's The Tale of Despereaux won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2004.

Things you didn't know about Kate DiCamillo

  1. She doesn’t know how to cook.
  2. She refuses to learn how to cook.
  3. She loves to eat.
  4. She is an aunt to a dog named Henry. He is not a good dog.
  5. She is a neat freak.
  6. Her favourite movie is Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
  7. She wanted to be a vet when she grew up.
  8. She has never grown up.
  9. She used to dress up her poodle, Nanette, as a disco dancer.
  10. When unobserved, she likes to dress the aforementioned Henry up in strange outfits.

 

Featured books by Kate DiCamillo

Other books by Kate DiCamillo

Good Rosie!

Good Rosie!

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo and cartoonist Harry Bliss introduce some delightfully doggy dogs in a warm, funny tale of a timid pup who needs a friend. Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together. But the closest she comes to another dog is when she encounters her reflection in her empty dog bowl, and sometimes that makes Rosie feel lonely. One day George decides to try taking Rosie to the dog park, but the park is full of dogs that Rosie doesn't know, which makes her feel lonelier than ever. So when big, loud Maurice and small, yippy Fifi bound over and want to play, Rosie's not sure how to respond. Is there a trick to making friends? And if so, can they all figure it out together?

Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana's Way Home

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

Follow-up to the New York Times Bestselling Raymie Nightingale, from an internationally revered author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal.When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from best friends Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of the small Georgia town in which they find themselves - including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder - she starts to worry that she is destined only for goodbyes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.)Called "e;one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations"e; by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale - and now, with humour and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana's Way Home

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

Follow-up to the New York Times Bestselling Raymie Nightingale, from an internationally revered author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal.When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from best friends Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of the small Georgia town in which they find themselves - including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder - she starts to worry that she is destined only for goodbyes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny's heads. But that is a story for another time.)Called "e;one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations"e; by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale - and now, with humour and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

La La La: A Story of Hope

La La La: A Story of Hope

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

A nearly wordless story following a little girl in search of someone who understands... Kim has created sumptuous images. DiCamillo's text leaves room for children to fill in the silences with their own boundless imaginations New York Times La la la... A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips further out into the world, singing away to the trees and the pond and the reeds - but no song comes back to her. Day passes into night, and the girl dares to venture into the darkness towards the light of the moon, climbing as high as she can... Now, will she be heard? With an enchanting palette and captivating expressiveness, Jaime Kim brings to life Kate DiCamillo's endearing character in a transcendent landscape that invites readers along on an emotionally satisfying journey.

Super Tulip

Super Tulip

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2018

Tulip is not looking forward to being the only kid in her class with glasses, so she decides her glasses give her X-ray vision.

Great Joy

Great Joy

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

What will it take for a cynical older sister to realize she's a born accordion player with music in her heart?Eugenia Lincoln is a practical person with no time for gee-gaws, whoop-de-whoops, or frivolity. When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives at her house, she is determined to have nothing to do with it. But her plans to sell the accordion, destroy the accordion, and give the accordion away all end in frustration. How can Eugenia stop being tormented by this troublesome package? Might she discover that a bit of unforeseen frivolity could be surprisingly . . . joyous?

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

What if timid Baby Lincoln broke free of her bossy sister and set off on an unexpected journey? Kate DiCamillo presents a touching new adventure set in Mercy Watson's world.Baby Lincoln's older sister, Eugenia, is very fond of telling Baby what to do, and Baby usually responds by saying "e;Yes, Sister."e; But one day Baby has had enough. She decides to depart on a Necessary Journey, even though she has never gone anywhere without Eugenia telling her what to take and where to go. And in fact Baby doesn't knowwhereshe is headed only that she was entirely happy in the previous night's dream, sitting aboard a train with a view of shooting stars. Who might Baby meet as she strikes out on her own, and what could she discover about herself? Will her impulsive adventure take her away from Eugenia for good?

Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2016

New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving yet witty story of an unforgettable summer friendship. For fans of Jacqueline Wilson, David Almond and Katherine Rundell.In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo tells a masterful story that blends pathos and humour. Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father - who has run away with a dental hygienist - will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton, but she has to compete with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante with her show-business background and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship - and challenge them to come to each other's rescue in unexpected ways.

Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2016

Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship.Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.From the Compact Disc edition.

The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

In this timeless fable, New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal and US National Ambassador for Children's Literature Kate DiCamillo evokes the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion - with the lightness of a magician's touch. Another classic in the making by Kate DiCamillo, New York Times bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortune-teller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he must ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortune-teller's mysterious answer (An elephant! An elephant will lead you there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it is true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told by Kate DiCamillo.

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

Deckawoo Drive's intrepid Animal Control Officer meets her matchor does she? A funny, heartfelt, and fast-paced romp from the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.Francine Poulet is the greatest Animal Control Officer in Gizzford County. She hails from a long line of Animal Control Officers. She's battled snakes, outwitted squirrels, and stared down a bear. "e;The genuine article,"e; Francine's dad always called her. She is never scareduntil, that is, she's faced with a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost. Maybe Francine isn't cut out to be an Animal Control Officer after all! But the raccoon is still on the loose, and the folks on Deckawoo Drive need Francine back. Can she face her fears, round up the raccoon, and return to the ranks of Animal Control? Join a cast of familiar charactersFrank, Stella, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy the porcine wonderfor some riotous raccoon wrangling on Deckawoo Drive.

The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A heartwarming young adventure story, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and of old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery - unlimited treachery...

Tale of Despereaux

Tale of Despereaux

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2015

A heartwarming young adventure story, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal.A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and of old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery - unlimited treachery...

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The Incredible Journey meets The Mouse and His Child, an enchanting tale that begs to be read aloud. The magical story of the adventures of a lost toy rabbit from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Abilene loves her blue china rabbit, but Edward Tulane is extremely vain and only loves himself. On a voyage from New York to London, Edward falls overboard and from there finds himself on an amazing journey. He travels with tramps, works as a scarecrow, comforts a dying child ... and finally learns what it is to truly love.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Funny and poignant, this 2001 Newbery Honor novel captures life in a quirky Southern town as Opal and her mangy dog, Winn-Dixie, strike up friendships among the locals. One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries - and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo's New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books.Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horseuntil he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it's love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar charactersStella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone's favorite porcine wonder, Mercyfor some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

Bink and Gollie: Best Friends For Ever

Bink and Gollie: Best Friends For Ever

Author: Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

All righty then! Celebrate the tall and short of a marvellous friendship with a new Bink and Gollie adventure exuding the quirky wit and charm of a multi-award-winning team. Gollie is quite sure she has royal blood in her veins, but can Bink survive her friend's queenly airs - specially if pancakes are not part of the deal? Bink wonders what it would be like to be as tall as her friend, but how far will she stretch her luck to find out? And when Bink and Gollie long to get their picture into a book of record-holders, where will they find the kudos they seek? Find slapstick and sweetness, drollery and delight in a new follow-up to the award-winning Bink and Gollie, written by beloved and best-selling authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and brought to hilarious life by New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award-winner Tony Fucile.

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries - and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.Now a major Hollywood movie, Because of Winn-Dixie is released nationwide in cinemas in the UK on 21 October 2005. Visit the official movie website at www.becauseofwinndixiemovie.com.

Bink and Gollie: Two for One

Bink and Gollie: Two for One

Author: Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

If you're looking for two marvellous companions, who will make you hug the page with delight, look no further than Bink and Gollie! The spring fair is in town, and for Bink and Gollie - utter opposites and uber best friends - three comical adventures await! Bink attacks the Whack-a-Duck with an unswerving winning attitude - the world's largest doughnut is up for grabs! And, with a quiet determination, Gollie storms the stage at the talent show... BUT a lousy shot and a case of stage fright spoil each girl's chances! Undeterred, they use their grey matter and turn it all around! In the final story, Bink and Gollie make a date with destiny: Madame Prunely, fortune-teller spectacular! She looks into her crystal ball and tells them everything they could ever need to know ... they'll always be together. Without question.

Bink and Gollie: Two for One

Bink and Gollie: Two for One

Author: Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2012

If you're looking for two marvellous companions, who will make you hug the page with delight, look no further than Bink and Gollie! The state fair is in town, and for Bink and Gollie - utter opposites and uber best friends - three comical adventures await! Bink attacks the Whack-a-Duck with an unswerving winning attitude - the world's largest doughnut is up for grabs! And, with a quiet determination, Gollie storms the stage at the talent show... BUT a lousy shot and a case of stage fright spoil each girl's chances! Undeterred, they use their grey matter and turn it all around! In the final story, Bink and Gollie make a date with destiny: Madame Prunely, fortune teller spectacular! She looks into her crystal ball and tells them everything they could ever need to know ... they'll always be together. Without question.

Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here

Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here

Author: Kate DiCamillo, Adam Rex Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2011

Joes got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author hes chosen, Maureen OToople, just doesnt want to play along. Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo collaborate on a hilarious and heartfelt short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Magician's Elephant

Magician's Elephant

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

When a fortunetellers tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her?The fortunetellers mysterious answer (An elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that Peter can hardly dare to believe it.But it isall of ittrue.

Magician's Elephant

Magician's Elephant

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2009

In her eagerly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected - and making the impossible come true.What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortune teller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchenne knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortune teller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead you there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it's true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion - with the lightness of a magician's touch.

Magician's Elephant

Magician's Elephant

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2009

In her eagerly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected - and making the impossible come true.What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortune teller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchenne knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortune teller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead you there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it's true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion - with the lightness of a magician's touch.

Mercy Watson Collection Volume III

Mercy Watson Collection Volume III

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2009

Mercy Watson #5: Mercy Watson Thinks Like a PigEugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesnt stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. Where have all the flowers gone? shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures and dial Animal Control! Has Mercys swine song come at last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast?Mercy Watson #6: Something Wonky This Way ComesMr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when the Lincoln Sisters, Frank, Stella, and a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea for a night out? With the tempting scent of hot buttered popcorn wafting through the air, everyones favorite pig leads the way in this hilarious romp featuring movies, mayhem, and Mercy!From the Compact Disc edition.

Tiger Rising

Tiger Rising

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2008

The Tiger Rising is a lush, exotic little gemthis writers a keeper.Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the DustWalking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to find a tigera real-life, very large tigerlocked in a cage. Whats more, on the same extraordinary day, he meets Sistine Bailey, a girl who shows her feelings as readily as Rob hides his. As they learn to trust each other and, ultimately, to be friends, Rob and Sistine prove that some thingslike memories, and heartache, and tigerscant be locked up forever.

Mercy Watson Collection Volume II

Mercy Watson Collection Volume II

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2007

Mercy Watson Fights CrimeOne night, Mercy hears a noise. An unlikely thief is robbing the Watsons! But as the thief soon discovers, crime doesnt pay. Not when there is a very large pig involved.Mercy Watson: Princess in DisguiseIts Halloween on Deckawoo Drive, and Mr. and Mrs. Watson have decided on the perfect costume for Mercy. Mercy is encouraged by the promise of treats. For what could be better than a treat-getting adventure? Especially if it happens to involve a chase. . . .

Tale of Despereaux

Tale of Despereaux

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2007

This is the story of Desperaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other's lives.And what happens then?Listeners, it is your destiny to find out.

Mercy Watson Collection Volume I

Mercy Watson Collection Volume I

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Mercy Watson to the RescueTo Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pigshe's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watson's are an excellent source of buttered toast, no to mention that buttery-toast feeling she gets when she snuggles in to bed with them. This is not, however so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson. Mercy Watson Goes for a RideMr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a You are such a good sport, darling to get the portly pig out of the driver's seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceriesand comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it's because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Author: Kate DiCamillo Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

';Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . .' 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. Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miraclethat even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

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