Children's and young-adult staple Kate DiCamillo has finally come to Thalia Kids' Book Club! This time it is to discuss her new book The Magician's Elephant. In this episode, DiCamillo chats with Rita Wolf about everything from her favorite books to how she began her writing career. Actress Rita Wolf is a charming host whose performance of DiCamillo's book is delightful and engaging. As usual, this episode contains an original and exciting new writing exercise. This series is wonderful for any young person or parent who loves to read and wants to be a part of a great conversation!
The Newbery Medalist (The Tale of Despereaux) talks about her eagerly anticipated new novel, a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected and making the extraordinary come true, with kids ages 8 and up. The event includes an excerpt performed by actress Rita Wolf, a discussion with the audience, a creative writing project, and a book signing. Performance playlist: Reading by Rita Wolf, conversation between Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek.