Kate DiCamillo listened to the approaching siren and thought it was the first time in her life she had heard that sound and not wondered who it was for.
About Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo, born in Philadelphia, Pa. and raised in Clermont, Fla., is a master storyteller. Because of Winn-Dixie, her first published novel, was a 2001 Newbery Honor Book. Her captivating fairy tale, The Tale of Despereaux, won the 2004 Newbery Medal. Writing for a wide range of ages, her work includes novels, early-chapter-book series (Mercy Watson and Bink & Gollie), and the picture book Great Joy. DiCamillo served as the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She lives in Minneapolis, Minn.