Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the author of many adored and award-winning books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses , which each received a Newbery Medal, as well as The Tiger Rising , The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane , The Magician's Elephant , and the Raymie Nightingale sequence of novels. A former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.