Teens and children's author Kate DiCamillo appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Kate DiCamillo lived in the South for much of her childhood and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her debut children's book, "Because of Winn Dixie" (2000), was a Newbery Honor Book and her second book, "The Tiger Rising" (2001), was a National Book Award finalist. DiCamillo's "The Tale of Despereaux" (Candlewick, 2003), is the winner of the 2004 Newbery Award. Her newest book is "The Magician's Elephant." DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis.
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