Kate DiCamillo
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Kate DiCamillo

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. The Tiger Rising, her second novel, was also set in Florida and went on to become a National Book Award finalist. Since then, the best-selling author has explored settings as varied as a medieval castle and a magician's theater while continuing to enjoy great success, winning two Newbery Medals and being named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She now has almost 30 million books in print worldwide.

Now, for the first time ever, Kate DiCamillo is returning to the world of a previous novel to tell us more about a character whom her fans already know and love. In Louisiana's Way Home, set two years after the events of National Book Award finalist Raymie Nightingale, she picks up the story of Raymie's friend Louisiana Elefante, who uncovers difficult truths about her past -- and makes choices that will determine her future.

Kate DiCamillo's books' themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances and their messages of shared humanity and connectedness have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. In her instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a haughty china rabbit undergoes a profound transformation after finding himself face down on the ocean floor -- lost and waiting to be found. The Tale of Despereaux -- the Newbery Medal-winning novel that later inspired an animated adventure from Universal Pictures -- stars a tiny mouse with exceptionally large ears who is driven by love to become an unlikely hero. The Magician's Elephant, an acclaimed and exquisitely paced fable, dares to ask the question What if? And Kate DiCamillo's second Newbery Medal winner, Flora & Ulysses, was released in 2013 to great acclaim, garnering five starred reviews and an instant spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

Born in Philadelphia but raised in the South, Kate DiCamillo now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

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Best Sellers

    • Because of Winn-Dixie

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717

    When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This one rocks!

    • By Anne on 08-22-10

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Tale of Despereaux

    • Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671

    This is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawless!

    • By Ann Thackerq on 07-18-08

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning, Healing

    • By Chris on 07-21-06

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Louisiana's Way Home

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By jesse giammarino on 12-20-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Tiger Rising

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    An 11-year-old boy, Rob Horton, finds a caged tiger in the woods behind the hotel where he lives with his father....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tiger Rising

    • By Laura on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Flora and Ulysses

    • The Illuminated Adventures
    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    From number-one New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That was awesome.

    • By Honey B Jackson on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Raymie Nightingale

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Honest and Heartwarming

    • By merrylue on 06-13-16

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Magician's Elephant

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,365

    When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, the Impossible!

    • By Gillian on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Mercy Watson Collection

    • Volume 1
    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    An exciting new series from Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Porcine Wonder

    • By Sid on 03-30-11

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Something Wonky This Way Comes

    • Mercy Watson #6
    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea? Find out....

    Regular price: $13.27

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